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Immigration patriots know that Donald Trump hasn’t been the border cop they voted for in 2016. Ann Coulter invited Trump’s ire when she wrote as much in February: “Trump has spent 25 months not building the wall.” But then Trump did divert military appropriations to begin construction, and more recently, his stricter new rules seem finally to be reducing the inflow, which followed his massive reduction in refugee admissions. Despite the best efforts of the GOP and Javanka, Trump has still not made a Bush I-Read My Lips-type U-turn. Trump’s real problem: the sheer power of the entrenched Treason Lobby. But the fact remains: he’s the only Trump we’ve got.

Let’s go to some bright spots.

One of the best things Trump has done is change immigration regulations. For example, all immigrants must now purchase health insurance within 30 days of arrival or prove they can cover healthcare expenses. “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs,” the White House said [Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System, WhiteHouse.gov, October 4, 2019]. The Migration Policy Institute claims the new rule could block 65 percent of new arrivals; 4 percent of recent immigrants lack health insurance and another 31 percent depend on taxpayer-provided healthcare.

If true, that’s a good thing. And that change riffs off Trump’s effort to block immigrants who scrounge off welfare.

Disappointingly, the Kushner immigration plan announced in May does not lower the number of green cards awarded every year. On the upside, though, it mandates that wannabe immigrants be fluent in English, pass a civics test, and prove they can financially support themselves. That’s not as good as the RAISE Act, which would halve immigration, but it might well reduce the numbers.

And the White House recently announced it would lower the annual intake to 18,000 for 2020, the lowest number ever and a 79 percent cut to Barack Obama’s high of 85,000 and well below his planned 115,000 for fiscal 2017. So there’s a campaign promise Trump kept, much to the chagrin not only of the Open Borders Lobby, but also the Establishment Republicans we call the Lankford Nine.

Trump has also tried to improve border control and toughen asylum rules without the help of Congress. One example: Scrapping the Flores Settlement, that prohibits holding illegal-alien kids for more than 20 days, which means their “families” must be released with them to disappear into the heartland. And again, after a long government shutdown over funding for the border wall that Congress refused, Trump declared a national emergency to seize military money anyway. The Supreme Court permitted that go ahead on that, as well as Trump’s order blocking asylees who cross the border from third countries [Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on asylum restriction, by Josh Gerstein and Ted Hesson, Politico, September 11, 2019].

In other words, Trump hasn’t folded his cards on the issue that elected him.

Nor, of course, has the Treason Lobby and its well-funded legal army, which has waged unremitting lawfare against Trump’s immigration initiatives—backed by the kritarchy.

Example: Three kritarchs recently ruled against Trump—a black female federal judge (Ketanji Brown Jackson, right) in Washington, D.C., blocked the government from fast-tracking deportations; the notorious Dolly Gee in Mexifornia ruled against indefinite detention for illegal immigrant family units; and a black male judge (André Birotte Jr., right) on the Left Coast limited ICE’s use of databases for issuing detainer requests. Shocker: Barack Hussein Obama appointed all three [Trump’s Immigration Agenda Hit With String Of Losses By Obama Judges, by Jason Hopkins, The Daily Caller, September 30, 2019].

Two more instances, from today alone, feature older judges.

Trump’s green-card rule to block to “public charge” immigrants faced multiple court challenges [Legal challenges aim to derail Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule that could limit path to citizenship for poor immigrants, by Abigail Hauslohner, The Washington Post, October 2, 2019].

Last night, as I composed this column, I wrote “Very likely, a kritarch will strike it down” and it already happened in three separate courts, apparently, as Mark Krikorian notes, coordinated:

Trump will have to appeal to the Supreme Court, just as he did with the wall money and the now-forgotten and falsely portrayed “Muslim travel ban”.

Still, Trump did prevail in his effort to slash some federal funding for sanctuary cities, albeit after the usual expensive and time-consuming appeal. [Appeals court gives Trump a win in sanctuary city case, by Gene Johnson, The Associated Press, July 12, 2019].

But the kritarchs aren’t Trump’s only enemies. State, cities and counties governments declare themselves “Sanctuaries” and refuse to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement and honor detainers on illegal-alien criminals. Thus in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, last month, the sheriff refused an ICE detainer for an illegal-alien Salvadoran rape suspect and released him. He immediately went back to the victim’s home [ICE: Illegal immigrant targeted alleged rape victim again after release, by Louis Casiano, Fox News, October 10, 2019]. The D.C. Council voted this week to forbid city police from cooperating with ICE unless the agency has a criminal warrant on an individual in city custody. The bill also bans cops from asking about the immigration status of persons in custody. Said Councilmember Charles Allen, “we say we’re a sanctuary city and we want to make sure we mean it” [DC Council votes to limit cooperation with ICE, by Dick Uliano, WTOP, October 9, 2019].

Last week, the chief of police in Fairfax County, Virginia, suspended an officer for detaining an illegal alien driver and handing him over to ICE. The department quickly reinstated him, but he undoubtedly got the county’s point: We defy ICE.

So Trump is up against a 21st-century nullification movement.

Trump does, of course, have options. As A.W. Morgan wrote recently, Trump could assert his authority as the executive, a co-equal branch of government, defy Congress and the kritarchs, and arrest sanctuary officials on federal obstruction of justice charges. He can’t enforce law, as is his duty, if judges and state and localities block him at every turn.

Might Congress help him? The Democrats now support Open Borders as firmly as they support gun control, “transgender” rights, and abortion on demand. Republicans congressthings are men without chests, too beholden to the Chamber of Commerce and the Deep State money that has enriched them. The Congressional GOP just doesn’t care about the Historic American Nation. They could have defunded Sanctuary Cities and built a wall when they controlled the House and the Senate in Trump’s first two years. Yet the party couldn’t pass a single immigration bill that would do any good, not even the popular Kate’s Law, named for illegal-alien homicide victim Kate Steinle. Now the GOP-controlled Senate has even voted to block the president’s national emergency declaration.

Because of inexplicable staffing decisions, Trump’s foes now often work for him, with the inevitable result. The most recent Homeland Security chiefs—Kirstjen Nielsen and Kevin McAleenan— both privately oppose immigration patriotism. Both have proven inadequate.

In other words, it’s Trump vs. the entire Ruling Class.

But Trump has done historic work highlighting the immivasion. And, substantively, Trump has appointed about a quarter of federal appeals judges and one-seventh of the district judges. He has also appointed two Supreme Court justices [Trump’s Impact On Federal Courts: Judicial Nominees By The Numbers, by Carrie Johnson, NPR, August 5, 2019].

A caveat: Most of Trump’s candidates come from the Federalist Society, which doesn’t review candidates’ records on immigration. Some cucks may slip through—see Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch’s ominous rulings on immigration and some terrible candidates on Trump’s SCOTUS shortlist [U.S. Justice Gorsuch sees value of immigration through wife’s eyes, by Lawrence Hurley, Reuters, September 13, 2019].

And the Trump administration is fighting to get control of the immigration “courts,” increasing their workload and adding more personnel, all while trying to break their Leftist bias. The administration is trying to decertify the Leftist immigration “judges” union (they’re actually federal bureaucrats) and transfer more authority to the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, something long advocated on VDARE.com. [DOJ making changes to agency that runs immigration courts, by Colleen Long and Amy Taxin, Associated Press, August 23, 2019]. .

Still, Trump has one ultimate weapon: beating the Treason Lobby in the 2020 election. He must emphasize that he America’s only hope against the Open-Borders Left, its lapdog kritarchs, and the Two-Party Axis of Evil that is pushing for The Great Replacement.

Trump isn’t perfect. But he’s the only Trump we have. It’s him—and us—against Them.

Washington Watcher II [Email him] is an anonymous DC insider.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Who owns and controls all those parties with the guns in your pic? The controlled opposition. Trump will win in a landslide. And slowly things will get better.

    • Disagree: Realist
    • Replies: @Richard B
    , @Anonymous
  2. Biff says:

    One of the best things Trump has done is change immigration regulations. For example, all immigrants must now purchase health insurance within 30 days of arrival or prove they can cover healthcare expenses. “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system,

    The ugly worthless monstrosity of a non-healthcare system fuels emigration, and I’m living proof of it.
    The best thing that can happen to it is burn it to the ground and start over.

    • Agree: Irish Savant
    • Replies: @Wally
    , @JackOH
  3. I couldn’t help but notice how many anti-Trump judges are orcs. It’s past time for Trump to emulate Andrew Jackson and tell them to get bent, or simply ignore them.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    , @AceDeuce
  4. Trump’s still fighting with nobody on his side of this issue but the American people. You put it pretty well, so let’s just admit that at least on this existential issue of immigration, the Red-squad and the Blue squads are part of the same party.

    Trump’s fight is a lot harder because;

    a) His staffing decisions stupidity. He’s been fighting the people he hired.
    b) With all his tweeting, he’s never made good use of that communication to get help directly from the American people. Judges and all kinds of government officials can get impeached or recalled. Americans could help get that done with some leadership.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain, Hail
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @Realist
  5. “In other words, it’s Trump vs. the entire Ruling Class.”

    Seriously? Then please explain why “the entire ruling class” doesn’t seem to have a problem with his abandonment of the JCPOA agreement with Iran or his repudiation of nuclear arms control treaties or his self-destructive “trade war” with China or his support of Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen or his war crimes in Syria, etc.?

    Your evil messiah has given “the entire ruling class” several good reasons to impeach and remove him from office but they apparently refuse to avail themselves of it.

  6. A123 says:

    Remember:
    — Trump is a President, not a King or Emperor.
    — No one, not even Trump, can push conflicting priorities simultaneously.

    Disappointingly, the Kushner immigration plan announced in May does not lower the number of green cards awarded every year. On the upside, though, it mandates that wannabe immigrants be fluent in English, pass a civics test, and prove they can financially support themselves. That’s not as good as the RAISE Act, which would halve immigration, but it might well reduce the numbers.

    Trump has prioritized fixing China’s trade abuses. As he does not want to face a combined India-China front on trade, he is currently limited in taking actions that India would see as anti-India. Thus the H1B and OPT visas used by India are not being touched right now.

    Once USMCA passes, China’s ability to launder goods through Mexico and Canada will be permanently limited. At that point Trump will hopefully return to some of the other immigration issues.

    Because of inexplicable staffing decisions, Trump’s foes now often work for him, with the inevitable result.

    substantively, Trump has appointed about a quarter of federal appeals judges and one-seventh of the district judges. He has also appointed two Supreme Court justices

    To have judges confirmed by the Senate, Trump needs Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans. There are fairly strong indicators that some judicial and executive staff selections were made to keep the Senate confirmation machine going.
    _____

    Given how bad the situation was when he reached DC, he has accomplished a great deal. Did I hope for more, better, and faster? Yes. However, there is no other option on the horizon.

    My great fear is, “What will happen in 2024?” The DC Swamp is going to fight back, and the whole effort will unravel if the GOP picks a Romney.

    PEACE 😇

  7. 1. No wall
    2. Nothing substantial on immigration
    3. Trump has even boasted about increasing legal immigration.
    4. Has done nothing to protect his own supporters when they get attacked Antifa other than meekly say he is “monitoring” the situation

    A lot of MIGATARD shills will claim he is being stymied on Congress. But that is a lie. He had executive authority to do a lot on the wall, but purposefully did nothing, as Ann Coulter has outlined:

    Trump’s – and by extention his MIGATARD shill fanbase – response to this has been predictable. Contest nothing on the facts, because they know she is right, and instead throw immature insults.

    Bottomline: only support those who support you. Trump has done nothing for his base. I come to Unz to read alternative viewpoints, not GOP claptrap I could have gotten from TPUSA, Fox News or Redstate.

    • Replies: @Hail
  8. I don’t know…….

    Trump hires all the wrong people.

    It’s uncanny.

    He’s done nothing about sanctuary cities. He could have cut the funding. He’s done nothing about birthright citizenship, nothing about E-Verify, nothing about chain migration. I believe he signed the bill to expand H1B1’s from India and China as a gift to the tech companies that censor conservatives. He isn’t going to deport the 30 million mexicans that have no right to be here.

    He says he wants more legal immigration.

    He had the House and the Senate for two years and he did nothing.

    I tend to agree with Ann Coulter that immigration is the only thing that really matters, but I fear we have lost on this issue.

    Because of demographics, and Trump’s fraud on immigration, he’s handing the Dems permanent power.

    It’s just a matter of time.

    I don’t think there are any political solutions to this problem. The left is going to get control and the country is going to go socialist…..the first and second amendments will be taken away. Whites will become more and more marginalized and targeted for violence.

    I don’t think Trump has any intention of doing anything for white people. In the end he’s just another cuck. Sure, he’s not as bad as Hillary would have been, and he hasn’t gone to war with Iran, but he’s just there to let the clock run out on white people while giving the dumb whites false hope.

  9. Trump needs to end DACA and he tried to do that but a judge stopped him. Think about that. A federal judge ordered the president to NOT ENFORCE THE LAW, even though the constitution says the “president shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

    Aunt Barry admitted that his DACA program gave 700,000 illegals a card saying they can live and work here even though the law says they can’t.! Trump wants to enforce our immigration laws and deport these monsters but a judge told him – Obama didn’t enforce immigration laws so you can’t either.

  10. Trump could have obama legally executed for him immigration policies and i wish he would. Section 1324 of title 8 of the US code makes it a federal felony to encourage illegals to live here and DACA certainly does that. The penalty section says if you violate this law and that leads to a death then YOU can be executed. I’m sure a number of these “dreamers” have killed people on the highways.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  11. Wally says:
    @Biff

    said:
    “The ugly worthless monstrosity of a non-healthcare system fuels emigration, and I’m living proof of it.”

    That’s good news.

    So now you can mooch off someone else.

    Good riddance.

    • Replies: @Biff
  12. JackOH says:
    @Biff

    Biff, I considered emigrating from the land of the stuffed shirts and empty suits back in the 1990s. Our rotten, corrupt politics loomed as a strong #2 reason. I stayed. Not happy, but whatcha gonna do.

    “The best thing that can happen to it [America’s health care system] is burn it to the ground and start over.”

    Agree 100%.

    FWIW-May 1943 is when the American Medical Association revived Clarence Rorem’s dopey group health insurance idea for the sole purpose of blocking a national health care proposal then in the works. Big Business bought into the idea to stave off government intervention in medical markets, which the AMA, America’s cruelest lobby, promoted as being a precursor to much broader intervention, nationalization, etc.

    American health care is an instrument of political baksheesh. That’s all.

    • Replies: @SBaker
  13. Richard P says:

    President Trump must take a stand against the LGBT movement and put an end to it once and for all. Between the Pride Parades and Drag Queen Story Hours — our country not only embraces degeneracy; it’s been overrun by it. Meanwhile in St. Petersburg, Russia, 150,000 Orthodox Christians march to honor a Saint. Here in the USA, our parades honor degeneracy through a plethora of colors.

    Homosexuality and transgenderism are sinful, deviant behaviors. They’re degenerative as homosexuals and transgendered can’t procreate — thus they’re not generative. Furthermore, the aforementioned behaviors are self-serving and unorthodox as they’re incompatible with Orthodox Christianity.

    Religious reasons aside, homosexuality and transgenderism are degenerative and self-serving behaviors that shouldn’t be tolerated to any capacity. They’re a product of our highly sexualized environment and an indicator of blatant individualism— a modernistic cancer that Evola warned us about.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  14. > He’s been fighting the people he hired.
    No, he’s letting them do whatever they want and stringing us along with claims like “zero refugees deported and 18,000 new ones admitted! Winning!”

    Many conservatives are so desperate for a win that they will find a way to see Trump as on their side no matter what he actually says or does.

  15. Paul says:

    Donald Trump is part of the ruling class. His big budget deficits in order to give big tax cuts to rich people like himself is a case in point.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Webster
  16. Franz says:

    He must emphasize that he America’s only hope …

    Then there’s no hope.

    His latest cave-in to the “whistleblower” is proof, close to positive, that he’s hiding something.

    The Other Side has something on him. Whatever his instincts might be, he folds too quick.

    He caved in his first months in office for no good reason, tossing a perfect position of strength away.

    The bill demanding “insurance for immigrants” is a total non-starter. They’ll go to sanctuary places where it’s not enforced or welfare (read: taxpayers) will cover it.

    And as citizens already here are happy to attest, “basic coverage medical insurance” in the USA is a joke because our medical system is a joke.

    (Check around at the latest number of veterans and other pain patients have killed themselves because in most of the states pain medication is now illegal.)

    Envy of the world my ass. Let Trump fail and let it fall.

    • Replies: @TKK
  17. a) His staffing decisions stupidity. He’s been fighting the people he hired.
    b) With all his tweeting, he’s never made good use of that communication to get help directly from the American people

    Trump’s career was in NYC. Trump is used to being surrounded by “frenemies”, people who don’t like him but need him, if only as a source of tax money and structures that not only don’t fall down but that people will pay to use. Trump never once tried to reform the NYC government.

    His election changed the frenemies to enemies. Trump says this took him by surprise, and it’s likely that’s what happened. The Michael Flynn ambush strongly suggests that.

    When dealing with frenemies, the crucial thing is not to change them into enemies. This can be difficult. One tactic is to give them something they want (apparently even if it’s bad for them — the only thing that matters seems to be giving them what they think they want right then.). Trump also knows that “organization savvy” — connections, institutional knowledge, that sort of thing — is essential for effectiveness, especially in leadership positions.

    The net result of all of the above was the appointment of what Trump thought as “frenemies” but were really “enemies”. I suspect that, having appointed them, he can’t simply fire them. I seem to remember massive reaction to every one of his personnel changes; firing everybody at once might just be enough pretext to remove Trump from office.

    As I understand things, Trump has by now figured the above out. He apparently thinks that he has enough control over his office staff and enough support from American voters to counterattack in one area while defending elsewhere. The counterattack appears to be prosecution of those who committed treason (yep, actual treason) by attempting to (a) determine the outcome of a Presidential election and (b) remove a sitting President of the US on fraudulent grounds. The defensive part is more elaborate: demonstrating and developing public support by holding rallies, breaking through various delaying tactics to actually reduce immigration, taking steps to end the various meat grinders that US combat troops are being fed into, pointing out to Congress that it is acting without sanction of law or custom, and similar action. Certainly Trump could do more, but what he is doing is arguably a good deployment of available forces. Over-extension is can lead to defeat; one must have a reserve.

    Trump has the wind at his back. The urban areas are visibly deteriorating, the various Democratic factions have destroyed the next generation of Democratic leaders, and (despite the growing National Debt) the money needed to keep urban areas viable is apparently not there. Trump’s efforts are widely supported, and nearly all actions by the blatantly racist and illegal [1] opposition to Trump could almost be designed to increase support for Trump.

    So Trump has, without knowing it, mounted the proverbial tiger [2]. He can’t dismount, only ride it to wherever it takes him, maybe with a bit of steering. The tiger is going towards the end of a system that sucks everything else dry to keep urban areas functioning, and Trump now looks like he’s not going to fall off the tiger in the near future.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Antifa is illegal; cities can’t legally have paramilitary forces. So are sanctuary cities — violates obstruction of Federal law enforcement. The present “impeachment” is at best extra-legal, as it is not obeying the procedure set out in the Constitution. Activist judges are acting illegally by violating their oath of office.
    And, again, note that Trump really did tell the USMC ready reserve to be ready to provide immediate assistance to the Federal Government should such assistance be required, and did that about a day before sending Congress a “no more cooperation with investigation” letter. Might be coincidence, might not. It’s kind of surprising, though, that the Democrats didn’t cite this action as more evidence against Trump’s fitness for office.

    2] http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199539536.001.0001/acref-9780199539536-e-1845
    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070708081303AAkhGND

  18. Anonymous[226] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s a fairly persuasive article but the argument ultimately boils down to voting for the lesser evil because the greater one is really, really bad. That was Cankles’ strategy in 2016. As a matter of fact, that seems to be the default strategy for most recent Western elections. It could, maybe, work for Trump because the other side is really, really bad but that’s hardly inspiring.

    The two biggest headwinds are:

    – After 3 years, a sizeable portion of his base is much more sceptical about his willingness or ability to fulfil campaign promises. Yes, he’s being obstructed by the Deep State but that’s why the “ability” part matters. He’s shown willingness to drain them in his campaign promises but not the actual ability to do it afterwards (so far, anyway). People didn’t elect him to tweet, boldly.

    – After 2016, free speech on the internet was drugged, chained and sunk to the bottom of a frozen lake. Luckily, Trump saw what happened so… now he tweets about “monitoring” the situation every 6 months or so.

  19. sally says:

    Trump’s real problem: the sheer power of the entrenched Treason Lobby.

    Analyze the propaganda in Washington Watcher II’s statement. <=What wrong with that statement?
    Answer: It assumes that the governed people have no power to fix or dispose of governments which engage in systemic criminal activities and allow its officers and elected officials to engage in corrupt affairs. (the constitution method to safeguard infiltration of criminal actors or corrupt persons into government is that it allows the voters to elect its members of government, but even the nominating and voting processes have been so corrupted that such processes are not suitable for the purpose claimed). <= the Washington Watcher seems to want you to believe that the government is responsible to fix itself. Hopefully it can? <==but a fix for one corrupt side which weakens the corrupt other side does little more than continue the fix/destruction seesaw <=one more divide and conquer binary, Unfortunately fix/destruct seesawing among the power players between and within, governments and lobbies, has little to do with the quality of life available to the governed, its simply big boy institutional infighting.

    Are the governed entitled to the same right of self determination that humans all over the world are entitled to. Can Americans, like other humans in the world, decide for themselves when to the remove, correct or amend the behaviors of those who conduct government affairs? America invented the idea that government serves the people. I think that particularly American Idea should be preserved.

    The Declaration of Independence (1776) produced in America describes the rights of All Humanity worldwide, including even Americans to decide for themselves.. WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS, IT BECOMES NECESSARY for one People to dissolve the Political bands which have connected them with another (Are not corrupted governments that other?????), and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, ..

    The premise embedded in MSM Propaganda and that is taught in most American Histories, fails to address the question of whether or not the existing government is now, or ever was, legitimate (the masses in America were not consulted on the question of ratification <==there was no popular vote), Citizens did not vote to replace the Articles of Confederation with the US constitution <==the heavily lobbied state legislatures echoed ).

    Even if the echo vote of the nine State legislatures (which sent their delegates to the Philadelphia convention ) is accepted as sufficient authority to decide whether or not to replace one government with another government{which seems self serving to me and there fore not sufficient], there is a bigger unaddressed question: does ratification mean the only government "the governed" are ever entitled to have, is the one that took over 200 years ago?

    Are "the governed"free to decide for themselves to change not just the people in an existing government
    (<=unlikely), but instead to draft a new constitution and to make its content the bases for a new government
    which will replace an existing one? The questions should be discussed and answered IMO.

    If the question of changing the government (the Articles of Confederation (AOC) formed in 1776-177) to a new government (the USA formed in 1789) had been put to the people living in 1788 America would those persons have voted to replace the government (AOC) that saved them from the British Corporations and the British Laws for yet another elite backed Corporate controlled nearly hidden elite operated government in 1788 (USA)?

    What if the question of a replacing government with a different government were put to the governed Americans today?

    Article VII of the Constitution of the United States of America, says: The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States [the constitution produced on paper by those who attended the Philadelphia tea party and broke the liberty bell] shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the states so ratifying the Same).

    Replace Obama government and associated Lobby (X) with Trump and associated Lobby(X) ? While it may be Trumps duty to overcome the power of a Lobby, I think it is more the duty of the governed people to consider fixing or replacing any government that claims the right to govern, when such a government is so incompetent, or so corrupt, or so negligent that it has allowed, as Washington Watcher II alleges, itself to become the puppet of a Treason Lobby (<=what an admission), especially a Treason Lobby so entrenched it has more power than the President or the government itself has.

    Trumps only hope to succeed in disposing of the Treason Lobby is to let "the governed" in on the hunt, and he does not seem able to do that. Release all those documents marked secret, unveil the hidden courts and make all courts. publish written well reasoned decisions, to explain their reason for every ruling, deny court or government any opportunity to keep their proceedings secret, conditionally fire all those who are implicated in any kind of corruption, now. and rehire them if they establish innocence and continue to get rid of the corrupt in government (that's what the risings and riots in Iraq are about right now, corruption by government officials and entrenched lobbies). Tell the world of the corruption, expose the events and all the details that prove the corruption, expose the lobbies.. expose expose expose .. Government should be an open book.

    The USA is the 2nd government to govern Americans since 1776,
    Is America moving to a third one, if Trump fails?
    Is that the message in Washington Watcher II's article?

    USA conducted elections in America since Roosevelt have shown it does not matter those in power are appointed Judges, elected members of congress or one of the two Article II persons, the FBI, Homeland Security, Generals in the Military, few now believe anything they promise or say, elections and the exposed parts of government are both good-guy/bad-guy seesaw, divide and conquer shell games played by those in positions of power or authority.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/10/11/breaking-court-ruling-affirms-presidential-arrest-possibility-and-seizes-trumps-fake-tax-returns/
    Trump’s Article II elected position does not exempt Trump from proving his tax returns IRT to civil court orders and civil actions

    But the fact remains: he’s the only Trump we’ve got. <=exactly, that's the problem with the constitutional election process it was created by the elite for the elite in order to serve the needs of the elite. The governed are not well enough informed (because government is conducted in secret and because the MSM is a lye factory and because humanity in America is not organized sufficiently to present its own candidates for nomination (media is controlled to deny coordination, rise of independent candidates, populations are separated by states, and other political subdivisions so comparison of notes has been rendered nearly impossible),

    MSM propaganda tells the voting public they must choose between the candidates selected for them by the good guy bad guy seesaw, two party divide and conquer, nomination system.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  20. Why does Trump have to undermime his credibility by betraying the Kurds? Not that any ally of the US should expect honor and consistency but isn’t this the killer point? Trump is not at long last withdrawing from stupid wars and saving thousands of Ametocan lives but withdrawing a barely nominal American force which was all that was needed to protect the Kurds from more savagery by Turkey’s Islamist government.

  21. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “Because of inexplicable staffing decisions, …”

    Pfft. Here’s not just an explanation, but a prediction:

    “In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.”

    Linh Dinh, “Orlando Shooting Means Trump for President,” June 12, 2016, @ The Unz Review.

    Columnists like the aptly named Washington Watcher II (see also, Buchanan, Derbyshire, Mercer) who sell conclusions like

    “Trump isn’t perfect. But he’s the only Trump we have. It’s him—and us—against Them.”

    are stagehands of the puppet show.

    • Agree: Bill
  22. I’ve written about judicial overreach just yesterday and see it as possibly even more damaging than media or academia. It’s largely unaccountable and, as WW demonstrates, in a multicultural ‘society’ judgements will be determined more by ethnic and cultural loyalties than by constitutionally-enacted legislation. There’s no easy or quick solution.

    http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-threat-of-judicial-overreach.html

  23. Sean says:

    The new public which is generated remains long inchoate, unorganized, because it cannot use inherited political agencies The latter, if elaborate and well institutionalized, obstruct the organisation of the new public. […]

    To form itself, the public has to break existing political forms. This is hard to do because these forms are themselves the regular means of instituting change. The public which generates political forms is passing away, but the power and lust of possession remains in the hands of the officers and agencies which the dying public instituted. This is why the change of the form of states is so often effected only by revolution (The Public and Its Problems: An Essay in Political Inquiry By John Dewey, Melvin L. Rogers).

  24. polistra says:

    Trump is not on our side. He’s on Roy Cohn’s side.

    • Replies: @Onebelowall
  25. Excellent article and analysis, Í thing however that president Thrump has some help from US military and even a significant one. Also the whole base of GOP is behinde Trump, and more und more ordinary people. What is needed is more active population who must have more public actions and activism. Also the alternative press must push more pressure on the big ownership class. The secret ownership must be publicly condemned while on the ownership level the most criminality occur. Who are the ownerso of the huge investment fonds like Black Rock and Vanguard who own everithing of the value is the most important question now.

  26. Trump has governed as if he’s hanging on for dear life, which he probably is. He has almost zero effective support. His own values and preferences seem confused. The right needs to get busy and find ways to build a movement despite the extensive harassment. This is a test of the right’s intelligence and energy. In the past the right has shown no evidence of either.

    Personally, immigration is a minor issue. I’d rather have Mexicans free-loading on me than the usual Russian investment bankers and Mafiosi — and we know they would be admitted under any conceivable Trump immigration regimen. Javanka would insist on it. Nor am I shocked and repelled at having a couple Muslim women in burkas refusing to sign on to the usual Zionist platitudes. Let’s have a couple hundred more. Free speech: use it or lose it.

    I’m totally disgusted with the right. The GOP is not “the Stupid Party”; rather WE are “the Stupid Faction.” We need a party with the guts to say what sort of country we want to be, one whose culture is Anglo-Saxon or European and Christian. Such a country could let in a few Mexicans without fear.

    • Disagree: Robert Dolan, Flint Clint
  27. Renoman says:

    Go Donny, we need you more than ever!

  28. Richard B says:

    Bottom Line: The Host Population is an Occupied Territory.

    And the only way to liberate an occupied territory is with organized aggression.

    Barring a miracle (and it would take one) that isn’t going to happen.

    Instead the host population is offing itself with opiods, hijacking planes to commit suicide instead of a Kamikaze crash landing carefully aimed at the hostile elite and their proxies, and magatards getting their asses kicked leaving the rallies of someone who doesn’t give a damn about them.

    The rest of us squeeze what we can out what’s left of our lives and purge in the comment sections of websites like TUR.

  29. @Achmed E. Newman

    The Senate’s paymasters won’t allow the judges who give them the decisions they want to be impeached. Sorry to blackpill, AEN.

  30. Richard B says:
    @Dennis Gannon

    slowly things will get better

    Whatever you say Dorothy.

  31. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dennis Gannon

    Strangely, the group not shown in that pic is the group most active and powerful in trying to take Trump out. Deep State. Namely, CIA, FBI, NSA, State, et al.

    Far-left writer Matt Taibbi has an interesting piece on this.

    https://taibbi.substack.com/p/were-in-a-permanent-coup

    We’re in a permanent coup
    Americans might soon wish they just waited to vote their way out of the Trump era

    I’ve lived through a few coups. They’re insane, random, and terrifying, like watching sports, except your political future depends on the score.

    The kickoff begins when a key official decides to buck the executive. From that moment, government becomes a high-speed head-counting exercise. Who’s got the power plant, the airport, the police in the capital? How many department chiefs are answering their phones? Who’s writing tonight’s newscast?…

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Richard B
  32. Trump was installed by the ruling class see, for example :

    “Tavistock created Donald Trump ” Philosophy of Metrics

    “Trump is a puppet of Kissinger , CFR and the Rothschilds ” David Livingstone

    “Why Donald Trump is a Rothschild puppet ” Wikipress Co.Uk. ” …compelling truth suggests that Trump is nothing less than a Trojan Horse Crown agent , loyal to the City of London bankers .”

    • Replies: @Bill
  33. Anonymous[648] • Disclaimer says:

    Now openly left-leaning Fox News will work with the Republican establishment to neutralize natural leadership among white American men, starting with DJT as a proxy for the former. The appointment of kompromat flunky Paul Ryan to Fox’ board is presumptive evidence of this. Shep Smith is gone, but probably because Fox wasn’t falling in line fast enough for his LGBT agenda.

    All the talk about DJT winning in 2020 is very misguided inasmuch as nothing at all happens to the left if he wins—the Republicans and Fox News will make sure of that—while under eight years of a Warren or similar puppet regime guns will be confiscated as well as $7 trillion or so in private retirement assets exchanged for increasingly worthless Treasury bonds to pay for the GND and other acts of war against white America. Wait for it.

    Whoever controls the MSM controls the public forum and so the formation of men’s attitudes and outcome of elections. The trajectory is clear at this point, and if not 2020, then 2024 will mark the end of America except as a shell for encapsulating the anti-white, globalist agenda. Trump or no Trump, we’re already living under an occupation force using the trappings of democracy as the means for legitimizing the evil being done in our name.

    Fox News’ glorifying the now degenerate form of democracy in America as the solution goes hand in hand with Fox’ participation in the cover up of 9/11. Nothing good can flow from such evil premises yet Fox’ loyal viewership see none of this and probably can’t wait to get to one of those rallies where just the other day a MAGA fan got spit in his face, wiped it off, and smiled. No wonder the left smells victory. It’s there’s for the taking. We’re going down not with a bang, but a whimper.

  34. wesmouch says:

    I really don’t think Trump is serious about limiting immigration, legal or illegal. He won the election by prioritizing this as a campaign promise. He has since lost focus and seems to have outsourced his presidency to Jared and Ivanka. He is making some inroads against immigration now because he needs the hoi polloi to vote for him again but he has no intention on delivering after the election. I am amazed how stupid the GOP is. H1b visas are basically a subsidy to the tech oligarchs who donate and lobby almost unanimously for Democrats yet the GOP continues to hand out these visas in spades. Similarly H2B visas are just a giveaway to big business. The GOP has a chance to change the public perception that they are not the party of the working class/middle class yet don’t have the sense to take advantage of this opportunity. Also they have no ability to see that the resulting demographic change will make them a permanent minority party. I think Coulter is right. We should concentrate on getting even with those who have destroyed this country. No way I will vote for Trump. It will be like voting for DeKlerk in South Africa.

    • Agree: Hail
  35. Anonymous[257] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s hard to judge a fighter’s performance when you’ve never stepped in the ring. 99% of us have no political experience, so how can we be in any position to pass judgement on what we see? What are the real rules of the game? What is actually possible? How far can one go before being killed?

    I, for one, have no idea.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  36. Trump is the little Dutch boy with all his fingers and toes in the dike. Whites need to be using this time to regroup and prepare for the USSA hell that is being built up now.

  37. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    One of the most amazing things of the US is how expensive is medicine , and the lack of a serious debate of any type about it , medical , political , social , economical , moral ….

    Considering the figures shown in this article ( taken from The Journal of the American Medical Association , JAMA ) , I wonder how longer will last .

    https://www.rt.com/usa/470752-medical-waste-bigger-defense-budget/

  38. We are under assault by woke zombies.

    Guess you just take any allies you can get at that point–otherwise they loot and then shoot you.

  39. @Sick of Orcs

    The Watcher offers a different approach: arrest their asses and charge them with obstruction of justice. To me, that beats ignoring them or telling them to GFTS.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  40. SBaker says:

    Is anyone surprised the vast majority of African judges, African Mayors, African leaders the world around, turn everything toward the 3rd world model of failure. With few exceptions, they simply cannot refrain from supporting the criminal class. Clarence Thomas is the exceptional bright shining star on the supreme court. He is a true American Patriot and staunch defender of our Constitution, more so, than any other member of the court.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  41. I couldn’t help but notice how many anti-Trump judges are orcs. It’s past time for Trump to emulate Andrew Jackson and tell them to get bent, or simply ignore them.

    For better or worse, Trump won’t do that. He’s committed to the present order, which makes judges a virtually untouchable priesthood. Objectively speaking, he also probably doesn’t have the power base to do this even if he wanted to. Some “constitutional patriots” would launch a coup under the aegis of the Deep State and remove him from office. That sort of mess could still have ultimately positive consequences for the country, of course, but it’s not the sort of thing he wants.

    If we are to properly appreciate his significance, Trump must be viewed, not mainly in terms of substantial accomplishments, but in terms of propaganda (or “public relations” for those who dislike blunt language). Without support within the Establishment, he can manage very little of the former, notwithstanding the formal powers of the executive. In the latter field, however, he has brought about a virtual revolution. Most of it in his election campaign, but he has made valuable contributions later on as well. These range from normalizing a measure of nationalist rhetoric to discrediting the “mainstream” media, as well as supplying the good guys with some much-needed moral reinvigoration (Who here did not cheer when he called for the loathsome foreigners in Congress to go home to their own failed countries if they don’t like it in the US, for example?). However, probably the most important has been showing that populism targeted directly at the American voters works.

    With modern communications, a man like Trump can in part bypass, in part play the media gatekeepers, thereby neutralizing one of the most effective (and poisonous) mechanisms set up by the system against any attempt at national self-assertion by Americans. This is not to say that it’s easy (Trump is, for all his faults, a genius at propaganda, and had to be one to win), nor that the enemy is not learning from this (the growing censorship by Big Tech is the most obvious sign of that). Still, he has proved that it can be done. And after him, others will refine the methods he pioneered, and use them for more overtly positive ends.

    At least, we can legitimately hope for that. The new reaction could of course fizzle, like the very promising phenomenon of McCarthyism once did after the Deep State of the day finally succeeded in destroying its champion. (Side note: If any reader still thinks “McCarthyism” is something bad, in this day and age, he really needs to read “Blacklisted by History” by M. Stanton Evans.) But various objective factors would seem to make this less likely. Foremost, the very visible degeneration of the country and its institutions due to “Diversity” that upsets substantial portions of the electorate won’t go away (or more properly, can’t be covered up) as happened with the analogous Communist problem in the 1950s. On the contrary, the issues that drive Trumpism will only increase in magnitude in the decade to come, and will fuel more radical alternatives after Trump’s ultimate failure (in material terms) stands manifest.

    When that happens, a thorough housecleaning in the judiciary (and many other places) will indeed take place. As for us, our task right now is to look forward to that day, and patiently do our little part in preparing for it as best we can. What we must not do is to be disheartened because progress is slow. It is, to be sure. But since 2015, for the first time since the 1950s, progress seems at last to be moving at least partly in the right direction.

  42. I’m surprised the author made no mention of sealed indictments. Supposedly, there are around 128, 000 sealed federal indictments in the United States. This number is, supposedly, unprecedented.
    It is possible the author wanted to keep things focused on the basic theme of Trump (the people) v. The Oligarchs (Congress, Senate, Federal Judges).

    Still.

  43. @Harold Smith

    Good comment! If the House of Representatives wanted to impeach Trump for a genuinely impeachable offense, the attacks against Syria would be an open and shut case: an act of war against a sovereign country with no declaration of war or “authorization to use force” by Congress, and not even the fig leaf of a UN Security Counsel resolution authorizing such an attack. But the Deep State certainly approved of the attack, so there was no discussion of impeachment.

    I don’t see the point at this stage of supporting Donald Trump. There’s no electoral way out of this situation anyway and I’ve had it with voting for “lesser of evils” candidates.

    • Replies: @Realist
  44. Lststnd71 says:

    Im still not sure Trump isnt part of this whole ruling elite problem. Is he just the puppet to placate the “American Patriots ” just enough to flush them out? Has the real damage already been done? Is America recoverable?

    • Replies: @ViewFromOnHigh
  45. Hail says: • Website
    @Thulean Friend

    Sadly, I think Thulean Friend’s assessment remains the accurate one.

    There really needs to be pressure on Trump from the nationalist Right.

    Ann Coulter has done the Lord’s work in that regard. Hail to you, Ann Coulter. Who else? Tucker, arguably. Very few others with national audiences or sway. If the “VDare” wing of US politics is now in the process of falling in line, this is just kind of sad.

    The base largely doesn’t know how bad the administration (not the tweets; not the demagoguery and trolling) have been on the core issue, and that combined with the pressure to line up on one side or the other — R-team! D-team! — is unfortunate.

    • Agree: John Regan
    • Replies: @Exile
  46. Hail says: • Website
    @Robert Dolan

    Because of demographics, and Trump’s fraud on immigration, he’s handing the Dems permanent power.

    This is correct.

    The image of Trump/MAGA may remain powerful, but in three years he has totally failed to deliver what he promised, and has made moves in the opposite direction as often as not. All there is an image. All there ever was, alas, was the image. Not that image is nothing, but substance really needed.

    Because of demographics, and Trump’s fraud on immigration, he’s handing the Dems permanent power.

    It’s just a matter of time.

    I don’t think there are any political solutions to this problem.

    Some form of dissolution of the entity “The United States” as we know it (under the control of the NYC-DC-Hollywood axis) is coming.

    The timeline is unknowable, except that I think it inevitable by or before the third quarter of this century.

    In the near term, really not sure what will happen when Second Term Trump delivers a 20-million-person amnesty in 2021. The man is unpredictable enough to do it.

  47. @A123

    Sayan A123
    Read below:

    “Let me tell you why the Jews hate Trump so much.
    Is it just this one single person that they are targeting their tremendous hatred upon?
    No.
    Look, Trump is the face of WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICA. That’s why he put Pence on board with him as vice president.
    And he’ll run with him in his next election campaign. So Jews see this very clearly.

    Now what Jews hate is not necessarily Trump so much, but Jews hate the AMERICAN WHITE PEOPLE. And it’s through Trump, their leader, who is the face of millions of these ‘deplorables’ — that Jews see as deplorables — who they are trying to take down.
    So if they take down the leader, they take down the shepherd, then the sheep will scatter. That’s why Jews hate Trump so much. You’ve got to understand that”.

    Comprendo Sayan??

  48. Realist says:

    He’s the Only Trump We’ve Got—It’s Him (And Us) Against the Ruling Class

    Trump is the ruling class. If Trump is our last hope…then we are truly screwed. I do believe we are screwed, but it is because of the insouciance of Americans.

  49. Realist says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Trump’s fight is a lot harder because;

    a) His staffing decisions stupidity. He’s been fighting the people he hired.
    b) With all his tweeting, he’s never made good use of that communication to get help directly from the American people. Judges and all kinds of government officials can get impeached or recalled. Americans could help get that done with some leadership.

    Did you ever stop to think, Trump is a charade doing kabuki theater? Trump and the Deep State do not care what the American people want. They know that most American people are inane fools and will believe anything. Most Americans would rather watch America’s Got Talent or Dancing With The Stars than be informed about important issues.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  50. Realist says:
    @Harold Smith

    Seriously? Then please explain why “the entire ruling class” doesn’t seem to have a problem with his abandonment of the JCPOA agreement with Iran or his repudiation of nuclear arms control treaties or his self-destructive “trade war” with China or his support of Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen or his war crimes in Syria, etc.?

    Your evil messiah has given “the entire ruling class” several good reasons to impeach and remove him from office but they apparently refuse to avail themselves of it.

    Correct it all a charade. The Deep State doesn’t care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the ‘two parties’ as long as their important issues are maintained. As a matter of fact it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting.

  51. Realist says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    You are right on. It is amazing to me how many people fall for the Trump kabuki theater.

  52. melpol says:

    Getting the black vote is important to Trump. Him and Rev Sharpton was once buddies, inviting Sharpton to the Oval office would do the trick. Black voters will follow the choice of Sharpton and get Trump as winner in the 2020 Presidential elections. Sharpton as vice President can help Trump win.

    • LOL: Stonehands
  53. The US government, except for Trump, have declared themselves the enemy of the people. The worst part however is that we taxpayers are forced to fund these traitors and villains.

  54. I still think that there will not be a civil war in US.
    But my mind is being haunted by old English proverb……………
    ……….
    Never believe what you hear.
    Believe in only half what you see.
    And always expect the unexpected………………….

  55. @Realist

    Conundrum?
    If Trump is the ruling class than what class is attacking him and want to remove him?
    (Please do not keep me in suspense ! )

    • Replies: @Realist
  56. it’s all a stage play put on by the Dem, GOP and the media…they are all friends behind the scenes

  57. CROWD CHEER AS TRUMP DESTROYS NANCY PELOSI, IMPEACHMENT HOAX ON LIVE TV


  58. Wally says:
    @Paul

    What “tax cuts to rich people” are you referring to.
    Please be specific.

    According to the independent Tax Policy Center:
    Two-thirds of American taxpayers will pay less in taxes for their 2018 earnings, Eighty-one percent of the middle one-fifth of income earners received a tax cut. Just 5.5 percent of households got a tax hike of $100 or more—and most of those were in the upper-income tax brackets.

    Trump tax cuts: 90% Of Workers Likely To See More Money In Paycheck Next Month
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/01/12/paycheck-changes-new-tax-law-more-money/

    Public Radio Admits: Trump Tax Cut Good for Middle & Low Income in California
    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/01/28/public-radio-admits-trump-tax-cut-best-for-middle-low-income/

    Popularity of Trump Tax Reform Skyrockets as More Americans Realize It Cut Their Taxes
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/31/popularity-of-trump-tax-reform-skyrockets-as-more-americans-realize-it-cut-their-taxes/

    • Replies: @Paul
  59. Bill says:
    @A123

    Trump has prioritized fixing China’s trade abuses.

    Trump has prioritized getting China to pay American corporations for the IT they use. As in the case of the tax cut, Trump’s actual priorities are to serve the rich. He only talks about trade and immigration to get votes from a new set of rubes (the existing pool of white conservative Christians rubes no longer being big enough).

  60. TKK says:
    @Franz

    I am relieved someone else is tracking the horror of denial of pain meds to the working class.

    The terrible truth: real addicts just go get heroin. Meth helps with pain as well. They will mainline Drano to get high, and the Mexicans will always bring drugs North.

    Case after case: 76 year old tee totaler who twisted her knee, its the size of a football, ER doc says primly: Take Advil.

    23 year old nephew, hit by a drunk driver, flipped 3 times in a rice burner truck, 2 broken jaws, ER tries to give him Ibuprofen.

    45 year old mother – BROKEN BACK- got 15 oxys- then given….. Ibuprofen. Knocks herself out with Benadryl to escape pain.

    Case after case. Horror after horror.

    Then, I read about the actress Emelia Clark (GOT) retelling how she had some type of vascular incident and subsequent surgery…. and how she spent Season 2 sipping Liquid Morphine and Valium. No big deal.

    What scared me the most was a taciturn, calm, reasonable non histrionic veterinarian told me she prayed none of her family got cancer in the USA now because she was afraid of how they would suffer due to the complete false hysteria over opioids.

    Sick or in pain? Find a dealer or move elsewhere.

    • Agree: anarchyst, utu, Alden
    • Replies: @Richard B
    , @Alden
  61. Trump and his so called “populism” and faux nationalism would have been taken seriously and probably would also be supported by the majority of Americans, Democrat or Republicans, if he had not sold his soul to the blood sucking ultra rich and in particular the Zionists who control and direct his dumb foreign policy.
    I am not a fan of Democrats but to suggest that Trump is anti ruling class is absurd and down right stupid.

    Wall street is against Trump administration? You must be kidding .

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
  62. Alfred says:
    @Richard P

    In Melbourne, just one example, the rate of syphilis among men is 150 times as high as that for women.

    What these statistics are careful to hide is that almost all the “men” who get syphilis are homosexual – otherwise the figures for women would be much higher as was the case in the earlier half of the 20th century.

    I suspect the rate for homosexual men is 1,500 as high as that for women.

    To get the full graph, kindly try the link below:

    Sexually Transmitted Infections in Melbourne, Australia from 1918 to 2016: nearly a century of data

    • Replies: @Richard P
  63. Paul says:

    Donald Trump is part of the ruling class. His big tax cuts for the rich (and ballooning budget deficits) make that apparent.

  64. @Harold Smith

    a problem with his abandonment of the JCPOA agreement with Iran

    What most people, and you are one of them, fail to understand, is that the JCPOA was a restriction on Iran’s legal rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Dr. Gordon Prather, a Reagan nuclear advisor, was writing about this when Bush II was POTUS.
    There has never been any credible evidence of Iran seeking nuclear weapons. They are as real as Saddam’s. Meanwhile non NPT signatories Israel, Pakistan, and India get a free pass, unlike former NPT signatory North Korea.

    https://original.antiwar.com/prather/

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  65. Realist says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    If Trump is the ruling class than what class is attacking him and want to remove him?

    Who said they want to remove him?

    You don’t understand the concept of a charade, kabuki theater, good cop/bad cop? How do you explain Trump’s hiring members of the ruling class or their sycophants?

    The Deep State doesn’t care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the ‘two parties’ as long as their important issues are maintained. As a matter of fact it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting.

    You should read my comments more often.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  66. Paul says:
    @Wally

    Use the Internet to access Warren Buffett’s comments on who got how much from the tax cuts. At the same time, miltary contractors are cashing in on the increases in military spending (socialism for the rich) while ISIS does not even have a rowboat. With Donald Trump, it is borrow and spend.

    • Replies: @Wally
  67. It’s Nationalism vs Colonialism.

    If nationalism is bad, then the term ‘nation’ must be bad.

    Globalists say all nations must become colonies.

  68. Business Insider : “Trump tweets praise saying Israeli Jews love him like the king of Israel and the second coming of God ” , as some have commented it should be a “MIGA” hat rather than a “MAGA” hat .

  69. Richard P says:
    @Alfred

    This is an interesting observation and there’s no doubt that significant portions of the results have been either skewed or redacted. It’s just like HIV and AIDS here in the USA. Any rational person knows that one is substantially more susceptible to become infected if they’re the recipient of anal sex due to the micro tears in the anal cavity — which are more often than not, homosexual men.

  70. Anonymous[229] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Its not the fighters performance that counts, its the performance of the government itself.. Relying on one man or one office or one vote for your freedom does not seem reasonable to me.

    Government is a platform for political conflict in every place in the world but America. In America government was supposed to serve the wants and needs of America, and be replaceable at the pleasure of the governed. (Check the Declaration of Independence for that) The hidden Treason powers mentioned in the Washington Watcher IIs article have separated the people’s understanding of government into two opposite thinking groups and polarized these opposites so that their opinions always differ. The differences between the two groups means that each vote is offset by the next vote and the total difference comes to near 0.

    The Treason Lobbyist control your vote

    Politics within the USA should not be a problem.. but its not just politics the government is responsible for, its foreign policy. The most mismanaged part of government since WWI has been foreign policy.

    After all we Americans thought we had made an independent decision to elect those who are elected to be hired and paid a salary to manage the quality of life in America, but the elections are a MSM controlled psych ops paid for by the Treason Lobbyist.

    Recall that each voting American has but 3 votes to change things.. 2 for the USA Senate out of 100 Senators and 1 for the House of representatives out of 450 such members of the house.. Voters are not eligible to vote for either of the Article II persons; the president and the VP.. the electoral college controls the votes for those two positions; and it is those two Article II positions that wield the real power in the USA and that determine all foreign policy outside of the USA .. More corruption happens outside of the USA than inside, and more dollars are spent outside then inside. How in the hell can three votes caste by 150,000,000 voters change a damn thing?

    Americans have been made the victims of domestic foreign corporate and foreign corporate lobbyiest. This has been accomplished domestically by the two party seesaw, divide and conquer system and polarized by the media so that no one can find out much about what is the truth .. .. D on the left; R on the right..when D is up, R is down, when R is up, D is Down. but the issues that make a difference never get to the MSM, never get to the mouths of the playboy candidates who spend great sums to get those offices, and when questions come up, the candidates lie and lie and lie .. for the life of me I cannot understand why Americans are satisfied with the USA? Its only success has been to position the governed so that the the elite can get richer and richer at the expense of the voters getting closer and closer to bankruptcy.. Just over broke ?

  71. Art says:


    Think Peace!

    • Replies: @Art
  72. Bill says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Protecting the communist, Christian-murdering Kurds is not a desirable policy goal.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Richard P
  73. An excellent synopsis and perspective on the American conundrum – which also confirms the summary I posted a couple of days ago in my archive/library – https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2019/10/who-rules-us-does-anyone-care-because.html?m=0 – the trouble is that most of our folks waste our time, energy and treasure on a puppet show – designed specifically to distract us from DaPuppetMasters.
    I have a ton of Unz articles and others archived on that topic!
    The reality of Trump’s Swamp draining is that WeDaPeople allowed this freaking monster of DaDeepState with multiple tentacles in every aspect of our lives to literally rule the country.
    Our votes mean $hit – the 545 members of Congress work for their paymasters – and they ain’t us! Do you know who they are?
    Expecting DaTrumpster to clean up this mess in an instant is delusional – and being delusional is exactly how we got into it.
    The road back to sanity requires situational awareness, willingness to accept reality and then willingness to accept the fact that we ourselves might be required to expire before the job is finished – all those qualities being in short supply, means that we have to begin a journey that we might not finish. I cover that more extensively at my website.
    There’s an Old Vaquero saying: “Courage is knowing you might get hurt, but saddling up anyway. Stupidity is the same thing.
    That’s why life is so freaking hard!”

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  74. Bill says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    Yeah, a plausible explanation of what we are seeing is some struggle within the Deep State where Donald Trump is one side’s champion/puppet/avatar/whatever. I don’t find it very easy to see who the sides are, though.

  75. Miro23 says:
    @Anonymous

    A great article: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/were-in-a-permanent-coup

    Matt Taibbi is right. What he calls “the lunatic spookworld” is building a coup against Trump.

    I’ve lived through a few coups. They’re insane, random, and terrifying, like watching sports, except your political future depends on the score.

    The kickoff begins when a key official decides to buck the executive. From that moment, government becomes a high-speed head-counting exercise. Who’s got the power plant, the airport, the police in the capital? How many department chiefs are answering their phones? Who’s writing tonight’s newscast?

    And while Donald Trump conducting foreign policy based on what he sees on Fox and Friends is troubling, it’s not in the same ballpark as CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times engaging in de facto coverage partnerships with the FBI and CIA to push highly politicized, phony narratives like Russiagate.

    Trump’s tinpot Twitter threats and cancellation of White House privileges for dolts like Jim Acosta also don’t begin to compare to the danger posed by Facebook, Google, and Twitter – under pressure from the Senate – organizing with groups like the Atlantic Council to fight “fake news” in the name of preventing the “foment of discord.”

    I don’t believe most Americans have thought through what a successful campaign to oust Donald Trump would look like. Most casual news consumers can only think of it in terms of Mike Pence becoming president. The real problem would be the precedent of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections, using the lunatic spookworld brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-Trump agitation.

    CIA/FBI-backed impeachment could also be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If Donald Trump thinks he’s going to be jailed upon leaving office, he’ll sooner or later figure out that his only real move is to start acting like the “dictator” MSNBC and CNN keep insisting he is. Why give up the White House and wait to be arrested, when he still has theoretical authority to send Special Forces troops rappelling through the windows of every last Russiagate/Ukrainegate leaker? That would be the endgame in a third world country, and it’s where we’re headed, unless someone calls off this craziness. Welcome to the Permanent Power Struggle.

    • Replies: @Jack T. Ripper
  76. peterAUS says:
    @Crush Limbraw

    …The road back to sanity requires situational awareness, willingness to accept reality and then willingness to accept the fact that we ourselves might be required to expire before the job is finished….

    You could be onto something here. The second point in particular.

  77. Is US becoming more like Switzerland or Mexico?

    Mexico is corrupt from top to bottom.

    Switzerland is generally clean as a nation but a financial center of world corruption as it hides and launders so much illicit money.

    The Swiss have proven that a people can be both clean and dirty. Clean in domestic governance and dirty in financial dealings.

    It seems finance corrupts easily because money is so easy to move around. It’s easy to ‘invade’ London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, or NY with lots of money from anywhere around the world, whereas it’s impossible to invade any nation with tractors and pitchforks.

    Still, the Swiss have been able to contain and exploit the corruption in the financial center. But once the central institutions become so steeped in corruption, it can spread outwards. Fish rots from the head.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  78. Tony B. says:

    How can so many people be ignorant of the FACT that the whole U.S. government, at least at the top or controlling positions, is composed of Rothschild prostitutes? Don’t join the sick POLITICAL THEATER by siding up, it’s all a joke on you. The direction of the agenda NEVER CHANGES no matter which bunch is in office. It keeps going straight to hell. Only at a faster and faster rate.

    The ONLY good point about Trump (real name Drumpf) is that he is not Hillary. Nobody gets to dabble in NY real estate who is not a Rothschild prostitute member of the tribe. Included in that description is Trump and his father before him.

  79. @Robert Dolan

    Ann Coulter would have worked great as a policy maker in the USSR. Illegal immigration always goes up under republicans because Big Business wants low wages. Trump talked a big game but in the end works for the plutocracy, not for his base. Same with Obama who talked like a socialist but gave $85 billion every month in Quantitative Easing to Wall Street and let the working class who lost their homes in the 2008 crash to sink. Both parties work for the rich and win by dividing the slaves into “right’ and “left.” The Voters, to a man and woman, support their owners while hating each other.

    • Replies: @Ace
  80. @Bill

    My point was intended to be about being seen to stick with allies. Hoever I don’t know about them being either communist or murderters of Christians. Telĺ me more. (I have heard of them being part of criminal gangs, comparably to Kosovans or Albanians, but those aren’t the ones fighting ISIS).

    • Replies: @Bill
  81. @Hang All Text Drivers

    Much of current government in the United States, from Federal on down, is flatly and seriously illegal. The “sanctuary cities” are in open (although low level) rebellion.

    This makes it very unlikely that these areas will find the money they need to keep going, or (one could argue) that money would help — it would simply be stolen along the way to its intended destination. Example: money for the CATO4321 people, which is siphoned away to salaries for patronage jobs and contracts for patronage contractors. Such money is eagerly sought precisely _because_ it is almost all siphoned away.

    According to MacDonald [1], the money is appropriated because altruistic behavior is prized in the West and because such appropriations cannot help the people doing the appropriating, hence are seen as altruistic. Appropriating the money is regarded as a moral necessity, and the superior moral character of the appropriators is beyond question, as is the immoral and contemptible character of anybody who does not support appropriating the money.

    As you can see, the money is appropriated precisely _because_ it helps the politicians remain in office [2], and, rather than helping, it is impoverishing Western society, condemning foreigners brought here to a life of helpless dependency (or near criminal conspiracy in the case of nepotism) and eliminating the population pressures that might have caused their home countries to reform their societies before a major population crash occurred. In short, it is profoundly immoral, and the people supporting it are, in fact, the ones worthy of the contempt they so freely bestow on others.
    By the same token, keeping the cities “alive” as government run zombies after they became economically unsustainable was also profoundly immoral, so immoral that rule of law has been abandoned to make the process possible. The “ethnic communities” so freely cited as needing preservation back in the 1960s were not saved: they were the first to go as they followed the jobs, and city life has become very much like a “mouse utopia” [3]. Zombies rot, and so do zombie cities.

    On the bright side, you don’t have to pay money to watch horror films anymore. Just drive downtown. You might even get a bit part (“victim”) in part of the live action!

    Counterinsurgency

    1] MacDonald.
    _Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition: Evolutionary Origins, History, and Prospects for the Future_
    2019/09/13
    Amazon prime book.

    2] G. W. Plunkitt
    _Plunkitt of Tammany Hall_
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2810

    3] Mouse utopia.

  82. AceDeuce says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    All of them–their skin color/”ethnicity” overrides their sworn duty, the rule of law-everything. Even the cuckservative’s wet dream-the military- is like that-ask Spastic Colin Powell and his dusky, be-medalled ilk if they are soldiers first, Americans first, or black first. If they answer honestly, it’s #3 all the way.

    Let’s stop pretending. That’s the very first step.

    • Agree: Dannyboy
  83. Antares says:
    @Harold Smith

    I can only agree with that.

    People should realise that politicians are not stupid. If a politician procrastinates than this is his policy. It is not because he still doesn’t ‘understand’ what should be done. As if Trump can’t remember his own electoral promises. Or became to silly to agree with himself. It has never been his plan in the first place.

    The ones who still believe in Trump should open their eyes. He lives among the ultra-rich. His friends and family are staunch zionists. His financial supporters are also staunch zionists. They both are also agitators. Behind mass immigration are Zionists organisations. One and one is two.

    He didn’t start a war yet. But keep in mind that there are always pauses between American wars and coups. They came twice in Irak, they had to try twice in Ukraine, they had already attacked Libya before, Iran was coup’ed in 1953, and so on. Such pauses are needed for regrouping and are not the result of elections in any way.

  84. HEREDOT says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Do you realize that the Kurds are the closest allies of Zionist Israel and the most useful fools to divide the countries of the Region?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  85. @Twodees Partain

    Whichever way works best, my man. In some cases, Ignore feature works best, especially if the obozo judge is a sympathetic character (attractive woman.) Other time it may be useful to energize the public. Trump has failed on this second tactic. All he had to do was announce at every rally, press release, speech, etc, regardless of topic that he cares about Americans’ safety and prosperity above all, and that’s why Wall.

    He won’t do the latter because he abandoned his gut instincts to listen to (((adivsers.)))

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  86. @AceDeuce

    As Paul Kersey of SBPDL often says, “Democracy is a racial headcount.”

    You can find his work right here at Unz, in the Bloggers section.

  87. ACDC says:

    Trump’s #1 resistance came from inside his own camp, starting with Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo, who are neocon deep state to the core, and Javanka who are NY liberals eager to please msm to pave the way for Ivanka’s eventual run for Prez. Trump needs to dump them all. He needs a new running mate for 2020, like Kris Kobach.

    Kim Strassel pointed out in WSJ today that “deep state” is really the rank and file career civil servants deeply embedded in all government agencies, who think they are the ones really running this country no matter who gets elected. They are aided and abetted by msm, the DNC and the courts who are now shamelessly grabbing power from the people and the Executive branch.

    #Resist is a misnomer. Their true hashtag should be #Saboteur. That’s what they are doing. They are sabotaging a legitimately elected President.

    • Agree: Dannyboy
  88. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    ” IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES is a philosophical work by RICHARD M WEAVER published in 1948 by the University of Chicago Press. The book is largely a treatise on the harmful effects of nominalism on Western Civilization since this doctrine gained prominence in the Late Middle Ages, followed by a prescription of a course of action through which Weaver believes the West might be rescued from its decline. ” ….

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideas_Have_Consequences

    Richard M Weaver , and american intelectual , saw it coming already in 1948 , in the peak of the american power , when the USA had 50 % of the world riches while Europe and Asia were in ruins , a genius , but nobody paid attention to him .

  89. @Robert Dolan

    The most prescient were saying, long before Trump, “We were never going to vote our way out of this.”

    The only lasting good from Trump is Kavanaugh (and hopefully RBG’s replacement when her animatronics fizzle out) and exposing fake news as fake news to the masses.

    2016 Trump ran on his gut instincts. As soon as he won he began listening to (((advisers))) and dumber-than-dogshit daughter and rat-son-in-law.

    Trump has reached close to maximum incompetence (Peter Principle.) I’ll vote for him anyway (use this “extra” time to purchase firearms) but have zero expectations.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  90. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump is El Rey ( the King )

  91. @Lststnd71

    >Is America recoverable?

    Doubtful. Nay, a resounding NO. The families have decided to move the center of power to Asia. The US is done. Look at Brazil for a window into our future. Or God forbid, South Africa.

    • Agree: Richard P
    • Replies: @Richard P
  92. “Trump is with the Establishment after all ” by Harold Pease writing in LibertyUnderfire.org : ” In the March 3d debate he was asked by Chris Wallace ‘Who are the best people?” … Trump answered ‘ I think Richard Haas is excellent ‘…Richard Haas is …President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) …The CFR has been the most powerful special interest group in the media and politics for the last 90 years . It is the Establishment !…and he (Richard Haas ) is the first name on the lips of Donald Trump as an advisor ! It is “…one of the biggest con games on the American people in decades .” And Pease does not even mention that one of Trump’s most influential mentors was attorney and fixer Roy Cohn who has been described as ” The man who made Trump a monster ” – The Daily Beast .

    • Replies: @Richard P
  93. Richard P says:
    @Bill

    The Kurds aren’t entirely Muslim. A significant portion of them, upwards of 20 percent, are Christians.

    • Replies: @Bill
  94. @Curmudgeon

    “What most people, and you are one of them, fail to understand, is that the JCPOA was a restriction on Iran’s legal rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.”

    Did I say differently? No.

    Please learn to read (or find a sympathetic adult who can help you understand what you read) and then come back and try again.

  95. @Sick of Orcs

    “2016 Trump ran on his gut instincts. As soon as he won he began listening to (((advisers))) and dumber-than-dogshit daughter and rat-son-in-law.”

    So somebody whispered something into his ear thereby turning him into a psychotic, psychopathic, power-drunk mass murderer? Amazing.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  96. Richard P says:
    @ViewFromOnHigh

    Yugoslavia is a good example of the future of the USA. The US will become a country splintered by civil and cultural war, resulting in the succession of a plethora of regions that will be dictated by ethnicity and ideology.

    • Replies: @ViewFromOnHigh
  97. Richard P says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    Nobody should be surprised by this as the Council for Foreign Relations — just like the Rand Corporation and CATO Institute — are shills to Israel and Mossad.

  98. @HEREDOT

    That seems to be a different view of the Kurds compared with Bill’s??? “closest allies”? Not the US? Or Saudi Arabia? Or the Gulf States? What’s your evidence? Also for being duped into assisting the kind of division of the region which clearly suits Israel – apart from obtaining a Kurdish homeland state for themselves?

    • Replies: @HEREDOT
    , @HEREDOT
  99. Wally says:
    @Paul

    Warren Buffet? LOL

    Like I expected, no specifics, only dodging of what I posted.

    I do agree that the MIC is a problem, not exactly news, but you still avoid my points which refute the claim that only the very rich benefit from Trump’s tax cuts.

  100. @Richard P

    I’d say we’re already there, at least in part. Outright war, like what happened in Yugoslavia may remain inchoate. Then again, maybe it won’t. I’d guess a slow burn civil war played out like what we see today will continue and likely escalate. The media will maintain tight control of the narrative such that the average joe will be only vaguely aware of the emerging anarchy. Antifa riots, black on white crime, the justice system targeting anyone deemed right wing, police standing down in the face of left wing induced chaos, etc, etc.

    CA shutting off power is a a good indicator of what’s to come. Easy to blame it on wildfires but what isn’t well known is the policy that prevents trimming trees around power lines. It’s almost like our rulers want to see it all burn, from a safe distance of course.

    As my Dad used to say, crazy starts in CA and moves east.

    • Agree: Richard P
    • Replies: @Richard P
  101. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    Strangely, the group not shown in that pic is the group most active and powerful in trying to take Trump out. Deep State. Namely, CIA, FBI, NSA, State, et al.

    Another group not mentioned is China.

  102. Congress and the District courts have NO STANDING over a valid Executive Branch National Security Declaration.

    Idiot Trump fails to use his Constitutional Commander In Chief powers and plays the fool to a leftist Congress and leftist District Courts when he does not have to. He can ignore them!

    The SCOTUS would back Trump up, but the fool will rarely go there.

    • Replies: @Wally
  103. Dannyboy says:

    Civil War 2 Now!

    Lets get it on!

    Death to the Left and all their goddamn nigger pets!

  104. @Harold Smith

    So somebody whispered something into his ear thereby turning him into a psychotic, psychopathic, power-drunk mass murderer?

    Yeah, unlike Cankles clinton.

    Trump’s been surprisingly restrained when it comes to starting endless wars to please (((neocons.))) A shame he hasn’t stopped the others wars, tho.

    • Agree: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  105. @Realist

    Your quote
    You don’t understand the concept of a charade, kabuki theater, good cop/bad cop? How do you explain Trump’s hiring members of the ruling class or their sycophants?

    First sentence has no meaning.

    Second sentence.
    Nobody can hire anybody who has absolutely no experience required by particular position.
    From the time of Bush first all people in administration got soaked in neocon aggressive warmongering philosophy. So far we can see that Trump is kind of peacenik .
    His philosophy is not in the line with previous administrations. So he could not hire people with no experience but all available people were those who naturally were not expecting that new president
    does intend to keep his convictions. That is why this administration has unusually hard times.

    • Replies: @Realist
  106. @Miro23

    CIA Taibbi wants you to buy into his warped version of reality which coincidentally is the same premise dozens of other Government approved propagandists are disseminating: “They’re out to get him.” Of course they are, which must mean they’re coming for you too right?

    Trump is deep state. The worst actor in a long time admittedly but the script is for a public that has been reduced to near helplessness.

    The USA has had only scum bag war mongering plutocrats as presidents and the rich pick the presidents. Do try to wake up. Taibbi knows all this but it never bothers him enough to write a single word about it. He has a good excuse but what’s yours?

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  107. the entire “Trump vs. the Deep State” narrative

    is a globohomo dog-and-pony show

    aimed at distracting Trump’s brain-dead supporters

    from the fact that

    he has betrayed them on every populist issue he campaigned on.

    Before Trump, Haxo had some hope that Whites might survive

    the current Judeo-globalist onslaught. Now,

    given the ease with Trump has befuddled the non-urban Whites,

    Haxo faces the future with neither fear

    nor hope.

    • Replies: @Wally
  108. Richard B says:
    @TKK

    false hysteria over opioids

    False? Really?

    • Replies: @Franz
  109. Richard P says:
    @ViewFromOnHigh

    The ill-informed Average Joe is the greatest danger to the survival of the USA. Unfortunately, too many of Average Joe’s aren’t Red Pilled as they’re complacent and indoctrinated sheep who are kept at bay through means such as modern day bread and circuses.

  110. @Realist

    I did stop to think that, Realist. You’re quite right about the “Bread & Circuses”.

    You may be right, but that’s not my best guess right now. Maybe Trump received some serious warning from the Deep State, or maybe he just as I said, somewhat incompetent.

    • Replies: @Realist
  111. Why do so many people believe that there is only a single “deep state?” Trump is a fraud and a complete slave to the Jewish (Chabad-Linked) Mafia. The massive entity that opposes Trump are the Liberal Jews that are perfectly exemplified by the leadership of the CFR. If they care more for the raising of the Rainbow flag, they are definitely not working for the interests of the average person.

    • Replies: @Art
  112. HEREDOT says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Do you have any proof that Israel is innocent?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  113. SBaker says:
    @JackOH

    No one is forcing either one of you to use our healthcare. Try paying cash.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  114. @Priss Factor

    “Switzerland is generally clean as a nation but a financial center of world corruption as it hides and launders so much illicit money. ”

    You are barking mad.

    Switzerland has strict banking laws that are rigorously enforced.

    They have no legal or moral obligation to enforce the laws of other jurisdictions.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  115. HEREDOT says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Iraq, Syria, Iran, Turkey Do you have news of Israel’s goals? Oded yinon plan works flawlessly.

    • Replies: @Richard P
    , @Wizard of Oz
  116. If your headline is right – we’re doomed.

  117. Richard P says:
    @HEREDOT

    As does General Wesley Clark’s Seven Nations Plan.

  118. Dannyboy says:

    There is nothing left to talk about.

    People thought Marxist-Communism was dead.

    Get ready for Act II.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  119. At a campaign rally in February of 2016 Trump said if he were to be elected ” You will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center …It wasn’t the Iraquis …You may find it’s the Saudis .” It’s over 3 years later and Trump still has not retracted his false claim that Arabs were cheering in New Jersey when the Twin Towers came down on 9/11 , has he not heard of “the dancing Israelis ” who were arrested on 9/11 ? “They were Israeli males who were in violation of their visa status … and there were indications that they had prior knowledge of the event .” From the Israel Lobby Archive : ” Joyous celebration (by five Israeli Nationals ) during World Trade Center attack”.

    • Replies: @Art
  120. @Realist

    Moron:
    Informal. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment:
    I wonder why they elected that narrow-minded moron to Congress.
    Psychology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person of borderline intelligence in a former and discarded classification of mental retardation, having an intelligence quotient of 50 to 69.
    If the MAGA shoe fits, go ahead and strap it on….

  121. Art says:
    @Art

    Fox News is misleading America – they are saying the Dems are responsible for the Trump coup.

    That is false – the coup is being carried out by the “security state.” It is the CIA, FBI, NSA, et al, who are leading the coup with false information – they are generating the fake facts. The Dems are their political arm. The JMSM their propaganda arm.

    FOX is diverting responsibility to the Dem Party, away from the Security State.

    It is Brennen, Clapper, and Comey, who are the leaders of the coup.

    Fox’s Hannity and pals, will not say bad things about the Security State – the CIA, FBI, and the like.

    They are misleading America – Shame on them.

  122. Wally says:
    @CharlieSeattle

    OK then, of those running who would you prefer to be President?

    Ah.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  123. Art says:
    @Jon Baptist

    Trump is a fraud and a complete slave to the Jewish (Chabad-Linked) Mafia.

    Hmm — is that true? What does Netanyahu think theses days?

    No US attack on Iran – US leaving Syria – declaring ME wars a total failure – bring troops home to “America?”

    Hmm — was Israel mentioned in Trump’s last two rallies?

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  124. Wally says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    said:
    “from the fact that he has betrayed them on every populist issue he campaigned on.”

    Wrong.

    How about reading the article under discussion for a change.

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  125. Richard P says:

    Since WWII, the United States military has killed over 30 million people worldwide. During WWII, we committed a megacaust against our own brothers of ethnic European heritage while the real enemy were the Reds, who have committed genocide against 62 million Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Christians. — and up to 150 million over the last 100 years.

    The Jew is the evil offspring of Eve and the Devil. Israel is no friend of authentic Christians or Traditionalists.

    And no president in the history of the USA has been in bed with Israel like Trump has. So now, who are the real financers of terrorism and interventionism?

  126. Art says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    It’s over 3 years later and Trump still has not retracted his false claim that Arabs were cheering in New Jersey when the Twin Towers came down on 9/11 , has he not heard of “the dancing Israelis ” who were arrested on 9/11 ? “They were Israeli males who were in violation of their visa status … and there were indications that they had prior knowledge of the event .”

    Of course no one in the JMSM had the gonads to correct Trump and tell him it was Jews who where dancing in NJ – not Arabs.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  127. @Sick of Orcs

    “Trump’s been surprisingly restrained when it comes to starting endless wars to please (((neocons.))) A shame he hasn’t stopped the others wars, tho.”

    That’s really a misleading statement. If he has actually shown “restraint” when it comes to “starting wars” (and this is debatable because he seems to be trying but Iran hasn’t yet taken the bait), the “restraint” is because he knows (or is informed by other people who don’t have a death wish) that he is flirting with WW3 and possible planetary extinction.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  128. @Art

    The obvious problem is that Trump’s words are meaningless…..he’s all talk.

    He says what white people want to hear, then he does what the jews tell him to do.

    • Agree: Richard P
    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Art
  129. Anonymous[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    During the Syrian conflict the MSM was constantly saying Putin (and sometimes, the Iranians) were about to drop Assad; they never did and it was probably propaganda.
    Powers do lose some credibility when they throw clients to the wolves – Russia has gained prestige in recent years – the Americans have lost it.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  130. @SBaker

    Our American forefathers knew and understood that blacks, women and Jews were all unsuitable to serve in any capacity as public officials. With rare exceptions, most of America’s social problems (in particular) can be traced directly to their advise and knowledge being ignored or forgotten.

    • Agree: Dannyboy
  131. @polistra

    Roy Cohn’s been dead since 1986.

  132. Wally says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Except:

    Donald Trump Drives Home Urgency to End ‘Never Ending Wars’ in Emotional Speech and …’Military-Industrial Complex’ Smackdown:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/12/donald-trump-drives-home-urgency-end-never-ending-wars-emotional-speech/
    exc:

    “No matter what we did the media will say it’s the wrong decision, I see it, it makes no difference,” he said.

    The president repeated that going into the Middle East was the worst decision ever made by the United States, noting the expensive war and the loss of life over weapons of mass destruction that did not exist.

  133. Trump is the MAN right now, and he deserves all the support we can muster, and I’m mostly speaking of visual. Let the public know you’re behind him in 2020. He has a monumental job and against all odds he has kept more campaign promises than any president I can remember, and I am 70. Obama kept one, and that turned out to be a corrupt gift to the insurance industry. Give this president 4 more years and you will see real change here, Manufacturing will return, it has to, as it is a matter of national security, so he’ll bring it home. The other important issues are: infrastructure, health care, and education. He may even drain the swamp if ‘they’ don’t murder him first.

  134. Wally says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    I suggest you see comment #134.

    a taste:

    The president repeated that going into the Middle East was the worst decision ever made by the United States, noting the expensive war and the loss of life over weapons of mass destruction that did not exist.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  135. @HEREDOT

    The Israelis may be rarely innocent but you made specific allegations concernung the Kurds and that is what you seem to be backing away from, blowing smoke, and trying to reverse the onus of proof.

  136. @Art

    You raise the question where Trump would get that information from so that it registered. You say JMSM but I suggest that, from what we know, it would more likely be Fox, or a CIA or other formal briefing, a golfing partner, or a Tweet from someone whose name meant enough to him to be filtered through. Any thoughts?

    • Replies: @Art
  137. Webster says:
    @Paul

    Trump shows wher
    e his loyalty lies with ongoing sanctions against Venezuela which costs about 40 thousand lives a year. Poor people in Venezuela have good reason to hate him. He supports a far right regime in Columbia which has one of the worst records in the world for murdering anyone who disagrees with them. He supports the far right government which took power by coup in Honduras leaving the majority who live there no choice but to demonstrate in the streets because they are HUNGRY.
    I could go on but the point is made.
    Now we have a mini me Trump in Canada trying to get elected to worsen all our lives.
    It makes me shudder. The idiot who is in power now is bad enough but the phony baloney faker from Ontario lays it on thick like he is right out of Hoss from Bonanza to secure the Western vote.
    Luckily, he is his own worst enemy, showing his inate nastiness when he debates the other candidates. A lot of people, especially women who have been abused and Natives who have historically been abused and even ordinary Canadians who watched his predecor; Steven Harper, muzzle scientists and civil servants in Fisheries so they couldn’t tell the truth about the environment or the wasteland west coast fisheries have become.
    Sorry to bend your ear Americans, but we in Canada are in the same boat you are in: Vote liberal for the lesser of two evils or vote conservative for a government which is going to destroy your country even quicker. They are not actually liberal or conservative in the traditional sense of putting the interests of country above their own interests – they are neoliberals or neoconservative. Much the same thing.
    There are two progressive parties here as well, but odds of either one being elected are very slim due to the bad press they generally get from the msm, the largest of which is owned by a hedge fund in the US.
    Again, sorry for bending your ear but there are very few if any sites in Canada where I can comment because I am neither right nor left (which in my opinion are just made up names to mean whatever the particular author wants them to mean when said author is slandering them.) Take a position on the right and you are an alt-right facist, have a different opinion about something else on the left and you are a pinko communist. How simplistic. Pretty sure there are people here who know what I am talking about. You can either eat the whole hotdog with the horseshit we recommend or you are not part of the party.
    Best of luck.

  138. Anon[280] • Disclaimer says:

    FOX NEWS REPORTS > Trump is headed to the White House. Did we just elect our first Jewish president?
    Just as Bill Clinton wasn’t black, but he was called “America’s first black president…
    I believe Donald Trump should be called “America’s first Jewish president.”
    I should know. I’m an Ivy League-educated Jewish kid from New York.

    [MORE]

    Trust me, Donald Trump is as close as you can come to being our first Jewish president.
    The very unique traits that have made him a billionaire and now President of the United States are as Jewish as you can get!
    Let me prove to you that Donald is our first Jewish president…
    Donald is a lifelong New York businessman, who made his fortune in real estate. You can’t get more Jewish than that.
    Well actually you can. His winter home Mar-a-Lago is on the East Coast of South Florida.
    When he bought his Florida home and turned it into a popular and exclusive country club, he specifically opened the membership up to Jews. Mar-a-Lago was the first club that ever allowed Jews in Palm Beach. Donald changed the customs of the most-wealthy, WASP-y town in America to favor Jews.
    Donald is family-oriented and clearly loves and dotes on all his children. He is bursting with pride at his children’s success. That could be the most Jewish trait of all. To Jews, family and children are everything.
    Donald is your typical Jewish parent. Donald’s children are all Ivy League graduates- just like my daughter who recently graduated magna cum laude from Harvard.
    Donald’s daughter Ivanka has converted to orthodox Judaism. That makes Donald the first president in the history of America with orthodox Jewish grandkids.
    Donald is handing his business over to his children. That is the goal of every Jewish businessman in history.
    Donald is the most hardworking businessman I’ve ever met. That is a trait handed down to me by my Yiddish grandfather. I believe it is the main reason for the success of the Jewish people. I’ve been a workaholic, just like Donald, my entire life.
    Donald has never worked for others. He owns all of his own businesses. My Jewish butcher father David Root taught me that 2 things mattered above all else in life- being a good father and always owning your own business.
    Donald has more chutzpah than anyone I’ve ever met in my life. Chutzpah is a unique word that comes from the Yiddish language. It means you are so ambitious, you aim so high that people think you’re nuts. Donald aims higher than anyone who has ever lived. Now he’s President of the United States!
    Donald is the most relentless person I’ve ever met. Relentless is a very uniquely Jewish trait. Jews are relentless fighters- we have survived thousands of years of hate, discrimination, persecution, robbery, slavery and murder. We haven’t just survived…we have thrived! I wrote the book, “The Power of RELENTLESS.” Of course it was endorsed by Mr. Relentless himself, Donald Trump.
    Donald is a big success in Hollywood as a TV producer. He joins an exclusive club that is predominantly Jewish. I should know. I have created, Executive Produced and hosted hit TV shows my entire adult life.
    Donald is a bigger-than-life personality. He has dynamic communication skills. He’s very charismatic, opinionated, ambitious, aggressive, combative, committed and passionate about his ideas and beliefs. He says whatever is on his mind, even if it offends. All of those are traits I’ve seen in my Jewish friends, relatives and business partners for my entire life.
    Many of Donald’s political views and policies are tailor-made for Jews. He could be the most pro-Israel president in history. Donald will always stand with the Jews of Israel.
    How strong are Donald’s bonds to Israel? He was the Grand Marshal of the annual “Salute to Israel” parade.
    The Jewish National Fund awarded Donald the “Tree of Life” award for his lifetime of support for the Jewish people and the state of Israel.
    Jewish Week found that Donald has given generously for many years to Jewish charities. A professor of “American Jewish History” calls Trump’s charitable giving to Jewish causes “impressive” and clearly out of the ordinary for a non-Jew.
    His stance on “extreme vetting” and stopping the mass importation of Muslim refugees should be welcomed and enthusiastically embraced by every American Jew. Donald’s goal is the same as mine- keeping people out of our country who could commit acts of terrorism and who have an unnatural hatred and prejudice toward Jews.
    One of Donald’s first priorities as president is to re-negotiate the Iran deal- perhaps the worst treaty ever negotiated in U.S. history and a danger to Israel’s future survival.
    Donald is the strongest anti-terrorism president possible. He understands our enemy is radical Islam. He uses the words “Islamic extremist” in the same sentence. That alone makes Donald the best friend Jews ever had.
    Amazingly, who was one of the very first world leaders to talk to Donald after his victory? Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. Coincidence?
    Speaking of best friends, many of Donald’s friends, business partners, executives at the Trump organization, country club members at Mar-a-Lago and trusted lawyers and advisers are Jewish. No U.S. president has ever in history been surrounded by so many Jewish friends and advisers.
    Trust me, by almost every possible measurement, we’ve just elected our first Jewish president.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/11/20/trump-is-headed-to-white-house-did-just-elect-our-first-jewish-president.html

    • Replies: @Miro23
  139. Webster says:
    @Webster

    BTW that is pretty much what everyone is looking for: The right to vote on issues instead of voting on lying politicians

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  140. Biff says:
    @Wally

    That’s good news.

    So now you can mooch off someone else.

    Good riddance.

    Somebody’s jealous that they are stuck paying the rich people that mooch off their hostage healthcare crisis.

    • Replies: @Wally
  141. SafeNow says:

    Characteristics of a third-world country: Good bread, cheap prostitutes, and electricity shutoffs. California here, reporting check, check, check. (Power here was recently cut off to two million people). This thread covers political, media, and deep-state causes of the dystopia to come. I add to those the third-world-ineptness factor. Idiocracy California leads the way, with the rest of the country to follow. This will be contagious across geography, occupations, and cultures. The Boeing Max will seem proficient and conscientious by comparison. Maybe this is a “Duh, of course” post at this point.

    • Agree: Biff
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  142. Abbybwood says:
    @Anonymous

    My thinking in 2016 (even though I live in California) was to vote AGAINST Hillary Clinton and the completely corrupted DNC, which meant voting for Trump.

    In 2020, even if Trump is “impeached” but still is on the ballot, I will vote for him again (especially if he has kept us out of any new wars) strictly as a vote against ANY Democrat.

    Our revolution will have to be at the ballot box.

    A political stake into the heart of the completely corrupted Democrats and the rotten DNC has to be our first blow.

    Next the do-nothing corrupt Republicans.

    We cannot eat this anti-Constitutional whale in one bite (not that I would ever eat any part of a whale).

    We must do it one rotten party to the next.

    The last bite will have to be the “Intell Establishment” that the pig Schumer reminded Rachel Maddow and her audience of back when Trump was pissing them off when he said, “They have six ways to Sunday to get back at you.”

    This is what all of us, and especially Trump, are witnessing now.

    The entire “impeachment BULLSHIT” (as Trump called it last night at his rally in Louisiana), is just ONE of the six ways the Intell Establishment is trying to get him.

    Only our votes (the best silent protest) will be the best way to strike back.

    • Replies: @Webster
    , @RadicalCenter
  143. Art says:
    @Robert Dolan

    The obvious problem is that Trump’s words are meaningless…..he’s all talk.

    He says what white people want to hear, then he does what the jews tell him to do.

    In the Minnesota rally, referring to our troops, Trump said, “bring them home” – nineteen thousand folks rose and cheered (probably not one of them a Jew).

    He said the same thing the next night – he said that before everyone, before all of America.

    Hmm – did the Jews make him say that – hardly! All of Jew controlled Washington hated those words.

    Should we not applaud, and hold him to them?

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  144. Webster says:
    @Abbybwood

    Can’t agree that our votes are some kinda silent protest though actually you may be right as there really is no other kind of protest. If there were then the yellow vests would have gained something from their gay, negros enthralled president. They didn’t so maybe you have a point.
    I voted like you though in the advance polls here in Canada. I voted Liberal even though I can’t stand them, on the off chance a liberal will be elected in my riding and thus reduce the chance of a horrible neoconservative government being elected with a majority.
    All comes down to first past the post politics instead of a more progressive voting system in which the number of members of government will be delivered decided by their percentage of the popular vote. In which case everyone can vote the party they believe in. I admit it is not perfect but it is st least a step in the right direction.
    The next step is to give everyone a vote on the issues instead of a vote on candidates getting rich from being middlemen between democracy and the wishes of their constituents which sounds good in theory but had actually left us in the horrible debt situation we find ourselves in today.
    It is one thing to bribe a few polticians with the good life they have come to expect from a career in politics but quite another to try and bribe the electorate on issues which directly affect them. They are not going to vote against their own best interests and much to the surprise of the intellectual set they will soon learn to discern what their interests actually are.
    That is why real democracy has always been discouraged with violence by the rich people who benefit from the status quo.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  145. Franz says:
    @Richard B

    “False? Really?”

    Yup.

    The doctors going to jail are the ones doing their jobs. The patients are being punished while illegals are selling herion and fentanyl openly in California.

    Cato’s been on this from the start, a good opener:

    https://www.cato.org/blog/new-york-times-succumbs-false-narrative-driving-opioid-policy-deaths

    (Use Cato’s search function for more articles. They’ve been about the only sober ones on this issue.)

    It’s not just them. My police/security contacts where I’m at verified a question I’ve been asking since the massive CDC cutoff on legal prescriptions hit over two years ago.

    Here’s the boil-down they gave me: Not one fucking overdose in a decade has been from prescription pain killers. All of it’s either Afghan heroin or Chinese fentanyl. The Purdue Pharmacy trial and fine might very well have been an inside job between the DEA and FDA since how much of any narcotic is produced is controlled by law. What the scam is and how deep it goes is anyone’s guess.

    The best part of it was how the “underground” story was told: Whites in rural, impoverished areas were being targeted by (((etc.))) and that’s why nothing was done. Actually they are getting hit hard now, as likely older and whiter industry and military veterans are the most likely to suicide. And whoever’s running this know that very well: These people obey the law. They won’t turn to illegal sources.

    The articles at Cato are a good place to start; talking to actual medical professionals is more revealing. One let slip to me a known honest figure: The number of deaths due to legal painkiller prescriptions is around .002 percent.

    And that’s a generous figure.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  146. I support the reasons I vote for him. An that agenda is what I think best works for the country. And it is that agenda that is really under attack.

    An that that agenda defeated the democrats and some republicans — was considered personal and personal afront by the opposition an they it seems will do anything to win. And in this case, the avenue chosen is to defeat him personally.

  147. @Wally

    I don’t disagree with what ypur President said but he’s stick with the old problem for anyone who can say “I wouldn’t be starting from here”. Do you think it a good thing that he makes every US ally distrust ots reliebility (even more if they have been diddled previously)? After all the US was keeping the peace in NE Syria with just 2000 special forces – which by the way are still there so the reality is that Trump has out and out betrayed the Kurds by guving the Turks a green light to attack. In the meantume, since the drone attacks on Saudi refineries the US has sent another 14,000 troops to KSA (all specially trained at catching drones no doubt).

    Have you any idea what is going to happen to all the ISIS/Daesh prisoners held by the Kurds? Do you think Trimp has a plan for that?

    • Replies: @Wally
  148. @Harold Smith

    There will be no nuclear war. There’s too much real estate involved. –Frank Zappa

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  149. Miro23 says:
    @Anon

    Trust me, by almost every possible measurement, we’ve just elected our first Jewish president.

    I won’t disagree with that, but in a Democracy, political decision making should represent the best interests of the 98% (Gentiles) rather than the 2% (Jews) – or is it just a facade for the real game of power/influence.

    In commerce winners eat the cake and the rest go bankrupt. In the family, your own children take priority over other children.

    Neither example serves Democracy – which is a leadership/administration serving the best interests of the majority of the population.

  150. Anonymous[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @SafeNow

    Many Europeans noted that about Hurricane Katrina – superpower, global reach, high-tech armed forces, and a hurricane hits and its emergency coping skills are not a whole lot better than those of Bangladesh.

  151. Realist says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You may be right, but that’s not my best guess right now. Maybe Trump received some serious warning from the Deep State, or maybe he just as I said, somewhat incompetent.

    Trump has said one thing, then acted in the interest of the Deep State. If Trump has received ‘some serious warning from the Deep State’, then all is lost…save rebellion.

  152. Realist says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Your quote
    You don’t understand the concept of a charade, kabuki theater, good cop/bad cop? How do you explain Trump’s hiring members of the ruling class or their sycophants?

    First sentence has no meaning.

    It has meaning alright…maybe you are incapable of comprehending it.

  153. Exile says:
    @Hail

    Exactly. This piece, sadly from VDARE, only fuels the red-blue kosher sandwich kabuki – “vote for Bush/Dole/Bush/McCain/Romney/Trump or Democrats destroy America.” There’s very little positive for dissidents in US electoral politics in general, but if there ever was to be a hope to move the needle in our direction, we would first have to have the guts to punish the GOP with losses. Does the author realize how powerless a constituency with no options is, and how much those voters are simply taken for granted?

    Punishing disloyal leaders is how you earn respect and push your agenda. If America is so fragile that one more Democrat will do us in (which I’ve been hearing my entire voting life, ala “Iran’s getting nukes in 6 mos”), what good is four more years of fading away?

    • Agree: Hail, Richard P
  154. @HEREDOT

    “Oded Yinin works flawlessly”!!! Even for an ignorant troll that takes chutzpah.

    I have done you the courtesy of checking out https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yinon_Plan?wprov=sfla1

    Now will you do UR readers the courtesy of explaing what the hell you are talking about, starting with how you even bring in Turkey and Iran to the Oded Yinon so-called plan. Then at least tell us how it is workingwhen Russia is enconced in Syria and Iran is supporting Hezbollah.

    • Replies: @HEREDOT
    , @HEREDOT
  155. @Webster

    Here’s a website where you might feel at home: https://off-guardian.org

  156. Pandour says: • Website

    Balderdash-what kind of drugs is the author on-Trump in a recent speech stated that American revolutionaries in 1776-took over the airports.What kind of people can support such an intellectual idiot.

  157. Daily Mail (UK) : ” Jeffrey Epstein partied with Trump’s closest advisers including Wilbur Ross , Rudy Giuliani and Steve Mnuchin at a dinner hosted by David Koch , just two months after his release from prison ‘. Knowing that he was going to be running for the Presidency or because of a real estate deal ,it is said that Trump distanced himself from Epstein whom he has decribed as “a good friend ” and a “terrific guy “. According to an article in The Guardian “… Epstein’s personal address book , leaked in 2009 , contained 14 phone numbers for Trump and members of his staff …”

    “When the character of a man is not clear to you ,look at his friends ” – Japanese proverb

  158. Miro23 says:
    @Webster

    The next step is to give everyone a vote on the issues instead of a vote on candidates.

    100% agree with is. But you also need to give the public the pro and con arguments on each issue so that they’re reasonably informed – and oblige them to vote. Otherwise the process gets captured by the heaviest propaganda (the big money) and the most politically active (also often the big money).

    It’s difficult and expensive. The public would need to be given (by law) meeting places, administrative support and paid time off work. Much of the lazy public would object, but that’s the cost of real Democracy. The public would truly own their decisions and exclude special interests.

    In this format, power would be local, and the government only administrative – there to enact local issue by issue decisions (including votes on national affairs), with the Presidency holding little power and no need for Congress or the Senate.

  159. Trump is importing the highly RACIALIZED Democratic Party Voting Bloc from China and India….LEGALLY…

    POTUS Trump won’t even be viable in 2004….

    Also….Trump is aiding and abetting the homsexual PEDERAST ANTIFA of Charlottesville…

    There is no case for voting for Trump…..

    ACCELERATIONISM!!!!!!

  160. BuelahMan says:

    Ridiculous drivel meant to keep people from understanding that the little hats control every aspect of Trump’s entire life.

    I hate Drumpfters because they are exactly the same as an Obama Maniac, or a Bushie or a Clintonista.

    Sycophantic ass-kissers spreading the Talmudic agenda.

  161. @Realist

    My previous comment was meant for the person you had in blockquote. Believing any person elected President, no matter who that person is will “save” us is a fools notion

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Realist
  162. KenH says:

    It’s time for Trump to use state power against immigration control obstructionists. He should immediately arrest governors Gavin Newson and JB Pritkzer for starters and warn any other state and local officials that this will also be their fate if they continue thwarting enforcement of federal immigration law. But of course, Trump is rather weak and won’t do anything of the sort. Instead he’ll just whine about it on twitter or at campaign rallies.

    I guarantee that if Pocahontas Warren or Kamala Harris were to become president and pass onerous and overly restrictive gun laws they would arrest state and local officials offering sanctuary to law abiding gun owners.

    It’s great news that Trump’s new requirement to purchase full service healthcare could, according to even left wing sources, cut legal immigration to 350-375K annually, I fully expect an Obama appointed district court judge to strike it down any day now. And if it wends its way to the SCOTUS it’s always a toss up. The Alien Civil Liberties Union (ACLU, formerly known as the American Civil Liberties Union will be the lead plaintiff backed by Jewish money.

    But this article fails to mention that Trump has vowed to work with the communist Democrats to allow DACA recipients to stay in the nation if the SCOTUS strikes it down. So it seems that for every 1-2 steps forward for immigration patriotism we get one step backward through Trump’s own doing.

  163. KenH says:

    I don’t see how the federal judiciary can strike down Trump’s new healthcare requirements for legal immigrants since since under current immigration law becoming a “public charge” can prevent immigrants from being granted entry into the U.S. But then again I can because most rulings are now political rulings and judges rule in accordance with their left wing politics and not statutory law and legal precedent.

  164. @A123

    Ohhhh!
    I see more sayianim come to the rescue of PEACE=WAR, sayan A123.
    Carolyn Yeager and SBaker.

    • Replies: @Kalliopi S.
  165. @Webster

    Appreciate your comment and your sentiment.

    I’d be much more comfortable with direct democracy by referendum issue by issue if:

    (1) everything were decided by the people of each State, as the Tenth Amendment contemplated, besides a half dozen inherently national functions (national defense and border security, pollution control, interstate highways, national parks and monuments, federal courts of limited jurisdiction)

    (2) a supermajority were required for a popular direct referendum to be binding and become law, such as 2/3 or at least 60%, especially to impose taxes

    (3) there were more States with smaller, somewhat more culturally cohesive/compatible/likeminded populations, such as East Washington, East Oregon, Northern California, Inland California, Western New York, and the like, making it easier to abide the referendum decisions of one’s fellow State citizens

    • Replies: @Miro23
  166. Realist says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    My previous comment was meant for the person you had in blockquote.

    I figured that.

  167. @Abbybwood

    Voting, for sure, but also we need to engage in widespread (peaceful) consumer boycott and activism.

    Cut off the tv service and stop enriching the enemy and wasting life.
    Stop going to Hollywood movies or wasting time talking about movies and tv.

    Buy directly from smaller and local or family businesses that make or assemble goods in the USA with us citizen employees, online and in store, instead of from or through amazon and eBay. AllAmerican Clothing Company, Kepner Scott Shoe Company, MyPillow, Darn Tough Socks, and the like.

    Demand that Disney, Major League sports, banks, and other companies stop propagandizing for perversion and mental illness (homosexuality and “transgenderism”) or lose your business, then carry through. Same thing with institutions that give identification, bank accounts, and such to illegal aliens. Yes, this will mean not buying from many major companies. Oh well.

    Give to homeless, sick, or struggling people directly or through small local groups where you can get to know the people, rather than through large charities.

    Buy stocks and bonds only of smaller corporations (NOT the top 500, including amazon, google, yahoo, Facebook, and other quasi-governmental censors, opinion manipulators, and surveillance creeps). For example, for federal government employees with Thrift Savings Plan accounts, this means investing in the S Fund rather than the C Fund. For private-sector employees, go with the Wilshire 4500 at most, leaving out the 500 biggest publicly traded companies.

    Buy currencies other than the US Dollar and save the funds in a bank based elsewhere.

    Voting will not be enough and has proven not to be nearly enough.

    • Agree: Richard P
  168. JackOH says:
    @SBaker

    Try paying cash.

    Sounds like a great title for your next podcast to the 170 million Americans who have indeed been forced into group health insurance enrollment, and who seem to be unaware that the untaxed status of group health and the equal medical purchasing power it offers both the highly paid executive and the lowly janitor strongly suggest group health insurance is not ordinary income derived from work.

    For openers: “Folks, aren’t you just plain tired of paying $100 out of pocket for an ER visit that’s billed to you at $5500, and for which the insurer will pay $3800 to settle, leaving you off the hook for almost the entire cost of your treatment.”

    You let me know how that works out, buddy.

  169. @Jack T. Ripper

    “The USA has had only scum bag war mongering plutocrats as presidents”

    I’d agree with that. At this point in The prior four presidents’s presidencies, we had invaded Iraq, “liberated” Kuwait, invaded Libya or attacked it, and whatever Clinton did between 1993 and 1995 (Haiti?). Trump bombed Syria on trumped-up fake news evidence, twice.

    Look at what people DO, not what they SAY. All the bluster, and Trump passed up attacking Iran.

  170. Art says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You raise the question where Trump would get that information from so that it registered. You say JMSM but I suggest that, from what we know, it would more likely be Fox, or a CIA or other formal briefing, a golfing partner, or a Tweet from someone whose name meant enough to him to be filtered through. Any thoughts?

    There is no grand conspiracy – that was Trump being Trump – he was shooting his mouth off and got his wires crossed – he spaced that it was Jews and not Arabs.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  171. HT says:

    The best Trump has done is expose who the real enemies are. I dare say most people had no idea of a traitorous deep state or even people like the Bush family and others who are in cahoots with the Left. He does not have the power to dismantle them. That is up to us and it will not be done through the political system because the Left has so rigged that with non-white demographics that we are too outnumbered to vote our way out of this.

  172. @Webster

    ” Vote liberal for the lesser of two evils”

    Holy shit, this is by far the craziest statement I have encountered in ages, and today being my 79th, I have indeed been around the block a few times and therefore I say to you sir/madame : You are out of your fucking mind with no chance for recovery.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro Jazz artist.

    PS I grew up in Detroit and have many kin folk in your beautiful country, especially in the London area.

    • Replies: @jack daniels
    , @Hail
  173. Miro23 says:
    @RadicalCenter

    (2) a supermajority were required for a popular direct referendum to be binding and become law, such as 2/3 or at least 60%, especially to impose taxes.

    The trick would be to get 80 – 85% of taxation and spending local. Then every local decision on schooling, healthcare, policing etc. would automatically also be a local taxation decision.

    (3) there were more States with smaller, somewhat more culturally cohesive/compatible/likeminded populations, such as East Washington, East Oregon, Northern California, Inland California, Western New York, and the like, making it easier to abide the referendum decisions of one’s fellow State citizens.

    No doubt that would help, but local issue based Democracy would probably show that different ethnicities share an interest in getting the best value for money in the education, healthcare, policing etc, that they are selecting and paying for themselves.

  174. Antares says:

    The emperor can walk because his legs make opposite movements.

    People who only see the legs believe that they live in a democracy. People who can see the whole body understand that they live in an empire.

  175. @Art

    There is no grand conspiracy – that was Trump being Trump – he was shooting his mouth off and got his wires crossed – he spaced that it was Jews and not Arabs.

    Are you now a Trump supporter?

    • Replies: @Art
  176. Richard B says:
    @Franz

    illegals are selling herion and fentanyl openly in California

    And not just California.

    All of it’s either Afghan heroin or Chinese fentanyl.

    Ah, ok. I understand your previous comment now. I thought you were calling this aspect of the opiod crisis fake.

    Tucker Carlson seems to be the only mainstream commentator willing to talk about this.

    But folks with youtube channels are recording it in action and posting it online.

    Your comment is pretty much convergent with many comments of my own posted here.

    In Summary: Jewish Supremacy Inc. (JSI), working closely with China and Mexico (though JSI’s control of USA and Israel) has the US Military in Afghanistan guarding the poppy fields (Upstream) where it is sent to China to be processed (Downstream) and then shipped to Mexico to be muled across the border by Cartel employees posing as families, and then sold to Americans who have lost their jobs to China and Mexico. And many most certainly are ex-military.

    The whole thing is head to toe Evil.

    The entire Western world in general and the USA in particular (basically European man and his geographical extensions, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) are an Occupied Territory.

    And the only way to liberate an occupied territory is with organized aggression.

    One of the ways to keep this from happening is 24/7 White Man Bad propaganda.

    The other is to force the host population to participate in his own replacement and destruction and then poison them with drugs made readily available.

    Again the whole thing is head to toe, front to back, side to side Evil.

    The only bright spot in all of this is that JSI’s rise to power is in direct proportion to the collapse of the very civilization that power now controls.

    That’s what we’re witnessing The Pyrrhic Victory of JSI.

  177. Anon[280] • Disclaimer says:

    Donald Drumpf – Illuminati Jew
    Posted on May 22, 2018 by Koyote

    Henry Makow – December 29, 2015

    A lot of people who should know better, like the two Kevins, Barrett & MacDonald, think Donald Trump is some kind of saviour. Barrett even thinks Trump will bring the perpetrators of 9-11 to trial. The article below reveals Donald Trump is a longstanding member of the satanic Masonic Jewish conspiracy that afflicts society: “Donald Trump is nothing less than a sideshow and a counterfeit medieval medicine man offering cheap miracle and ILLUSIONARY fixes for America’s problems here and abroad.”

    Jewish opposition is designed to give Trump credibility, as in the banker coup ruse of 1932.

    Illuminati credo:

    “A Jew was not created as a means for some other purpose; he himself IS the purpose, since the substance of all divine emanations was created ONLY to serve the Jews.” Chabad Lubavitch leader, “The Great Rebbe” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

    Donald Drumpf:

    “The only [candidate] that’s going to give real support to Israel is me,” said Donald Drumpf. “The rest of them are all talk, no action. They’re politicians. I’ve been loyal to Israel from the day I was born. My father, Fred Trump, was loyal to Israel before me.”[51]

    Donald Trump, the Devil’s Run for the White House

    (Excerpts by henrymakow.com)

    [MORE]

    Donald’s father Fred moved in the circle of a corrupt powerful New York political fixer and power broker attorney, Abraham (Bunny) Lindenbaum. Or Bunny moved in Fred C. Drumpf’s circles. They were more than just client and attorney. The two were joined at the hip. Bunny’s first retainer came from Fred C.[27]

    Fred and Bunny were political insiders of [Masonic] Tammany Hall through Brooklyn’s Madison Club.[28] Tammany Hall, also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, was a New York City Democratic political machine entangled and mired in racketeering, corruption, graft and patronage.[29]

    bunny-sandy.jpg

    (Illuminati i.e. satanist, Jewish power brokers,

    Bunny Lindenbaum & son Sandy)

    Don didn’t go into how or why his father had been so loyal to Israel since the day he was born (1946), but his close personal association with Bunny Lindenbaum may provide some answers. Bunny Lindenbaum was an orthodox and fanatical Zionist Jew. He was president of the Brooklyn Jewish Community Council, and the Brooklyn Jewish Center (BJC). The BJC is connected directly to United Synagogue of America, the World Zionist Congress, United Jewish Appeal, National Jewish Welfare Board, and the MOSSAD.[52]

    Bunny Lindenbaum, and his son, Sandy Lindenbaum were high priests of the secret ultra orthodox Lubavitch Movement and the Educational Institute Oholei Torah, the Flagship school of Chabad – Lubavitch, it owns the BJC edifice.[53] Basically, the Chabad Lubavitch Movement is connected with the Ancient Babylonian Talmudic Pharisaic Universal Noahide Laws of Nimrodic God Baal. The Babylonian Talmudic High Priests of the Order of the Pharisaic sun god worshippers of Baal are known as the Mystical Hassidic Chabad Lubavitch.[54]

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    (left, Trump’s lawyer, Sandy Lindenbaum)

    Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, the head of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1943, writing in the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, “Pharisaism became Talmudism …the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered. When the Jew studies the Talmud, he is actually repeating arguments used in the Palestinian academies.” [55] In other words, the Talmudic Lubavitchers are reborn Pharisees. Many Pharisees belonged to the Jewish occult group, the Satanic “Cabal”.[56]

    According to the Chabad Lubavitch radical theology, the non Jew “infidels” must be exterminated, adding “may the name of the wicked rot.” Among them was Jesus of Nazareth.

    They claim that while the Jews are the “Chosen People” and were created in God’s image, the Gentiles do not have this status and are effectively considered subhuman.” [57] The Chabad are allowed to exist as a powerful international force because they serve Israel in two ways: working with Mossad in intelligence and criminal activities, and a source of extremist ideology to fuel Zionist crimes. It was also a scheme to permanently alienate, divide and polarize the races.[58]

    Bunny Lindenbaum BJC’s United Jewish Appeal assisted Jewish refugees arriving in the United States.[59] His BJC’s World Zionist Congress collaborated with the Nazis to allow a limited number of Jews to emigrate to other countries.[60]

    TRUMP-LINDENBAUM FAMILIES TIED TO CIVIC CORRUPTION AND SCANDALS

    Bunny Lindenbaum presided over New York Major Robert Ferdinand Wagner, Jr.’s city planning commission.[44] Mayor Wagner’s mayoral administrations from 1954 to 1965 had been for the most part of the Tammany Hall rackets.[45],[46] In 1954, Scandalous Fred C. was the subject of a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee investigation for being involved in widespread corruption in the federal Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD),….

    trump-clinton.jpg

    (Trump-Clintons longtime partners in crime. Perot got Bill elected.)

    Lindenbaum and Scandalous Fred C. [Trump] were clandestinely using HUD and state funds to build a haven and Jewish power base in Brooklyn for eastern European Mystical Hassidic Chabad Lubavitch Jews at enormous and substantial profits at the taxpayers’ expense.

    Today, Chabad is among the world’s largest Hasidic groups, and it is the largest Jewish religious organization. The vast network of Chabad institutions have placed the movement at the forefront of Jewish communal life today.[65] A spokesman for the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement says the sect is ZIONIST in its support for Israel.[66] Fred and Bunny were secretly working with SS Baron Otto Albrecht Alfred von Bolschwing, Israeli Defense Force (IDF), MOSSAD and the newly formed CIA…..

    However, Bunny Lindenbaum and his father ran the largest and most costly corporate welfare fraud-embezzlement system in this nation’s history. Primo Don is a product of that corporate welfare bread line straight out of state and federal treasuries. His shit don’t stink. Any notion that Primo Donna Donald is a self made billionaire is a fallacy and grand ILLUSION.

    DONALD TRUMP’S JEWISH BACKGROUND

    Donald’s great-grandparents, Christian Johannes Drumpf and Katherina Kober, had sons, Christian Drumpf and Christ Christ.[16] Christian was Sleazy Freddy’s father. By his name, Christ Christ, may have converted to Judaism. Nevertheless, Donald’s great-grandmother, Kathernia Kober, may have been Jewish.[17]

    What we know is that the surname Kober is German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a derivative of the personal name Jakob or Yakov. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kober “basket”, Middle High German Kober, hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker or perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a basket on his back.[18] The Kallstadt, Pfalz – Rhineland-Palatinate area where they lived in Germany comprised the Jewish communities of Mainz, Speyer and Worms became the center of Jewish life during Medieval times.[19]

    Henry Makow

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  178. @Sick of Orcs

    According to a purely subjective opinion which appears to ignore several important factors.

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  179. HEREDOT says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You don’t know the area, you fucking troll, now shut the fuck up.

    • Replies: @Anon
  180. While in favor of border control, a basic requirement for a sovereign nation, the focus should be on stopping illegal aliens, not immigration in general. With 20+ million illegals in the US (according to the Yale PLOS One study), there are more than enough illegal, exploitable, cheap labor which is favored by both the Democrats and the GOP. With reapportionment of the US House dependent on non-citizen numbers (and only three states, with high illegal alien numbers, have over 20 million populations), it is clear why the Sanctuary states want to fill up with illegals. More people = more votes= more money. Gerrymandering on a grand scale.

  181. @AceDeuce

    Maybe I’ve been missing something but I didn’t think there were many black judges, black senators, black billionaires, black generals, etc. Are you sure you aren’t thinking of Jews? There are a lot of them in high places and the large majority really don’t like Trump.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  182. @Anon

    Republicans typically get fair support from orthodox Jews and can appeal to that bloc by solid support for Israel. But most Jews are not orthodox, or even theists, and these modern-minded Jews take support for Israel for granted and demand that the politicians they support get behind abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, affirmative action, environmentalism, and so on. Trump sees that he can’t hope for support from progressive Jews but wants to balance his weakness there with support from the orthodox. His enthusiasm for Israel doesn’t fan out into support for gun control and so on, at least not so far.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  183. @Authenticjazzman

    Happy Birthday!

    -JD

    There’s got to be some good news sooner or later!

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  184. Anon[218] • Disclaimer says:
    @HEREDOT

    And you do “know the area”? Start by showing us that you can even make sense about “the area”.

    Then you could turn to showing that you can understand simple points like what part Turkey had in the Oded Yinon plan or how it could be described as “working flawlessly”. Shouting and screaming abuse like a three year old only shows that you have been shown up and can’t handle it.a

    • Replies: @HEREDOT
  185. Bill says:
    @Richard P

    That hasn’t prevented their depredations against Assyrian Christians.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  186. Bill says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Hoever I don’t know about them being either communist or murderters (sic) of Christians.

    I don’t believe you.

  187. @HEREDOT

    OK now show that you have understood it by explaining what it has to do with the Oded Yinon plan “working flawlessly” or at all Mr noisy All CAPs.

    • Replies: @HEREDOT
  188. Wally says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    – Let the Kurds take care of themselves, not our problem or responsibility.
    The Kurds have been welfare cases for long enough.
    ISIS/Daesh prisoners held by parasite Kurds are also not our / Trump’s problem.

    -You are truly low information:

    The Pentagon said Sunday President Donald Trump had ordered the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from northern Syria — almost the entire ground force in war-torn country
    https://www.breitbart.com/news/pentagon-says-up-to-1000-us-troops-to-withdraw-from-northern-syria/

    – Well duh, the US has troops everywhere, which you seem to like, but Trump realizes that he’s got to start somewhere.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  189. Richard P says:
    @Bill

    That’s correct. Nonetheless, Western interventionism has been the primary culprit for the reduction of Ancient Christians throughout the region — from more than 3,000,000 twenty years ago to less than 300,000 in present day.

    • Replies: @Bill
  190. @Sick of Orcs

    I agree about his habit of listening to advisors. Still, the president is the chief law enforcement officer. They are obstructing justice and should be charged.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  191. HEREDOT says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You don’t know anything about the area, ignorant man.

  192. Richard P says:
    @Wally

    The only place in the entire world where our military should have an active presence is along the US and Mexican border.

  193. @jack daniels

    Trump needs subordinates who “know how their agencies work.” He’s found that people from the outside (e.g. Stephen Bannon) don’t last — they fall into traps (e.g. Flynn) or nobody will cooperate with them, or everybody denounces them (and Trump can’t fire everybody without converting neutrals in the Federal establishment to hostiles, which would get him impeached and convicted both.). I’ve seen such attacks happen in real life; it’s SOP for government agencies [1].
    As a result, he has had trouble finding effective people who are on his side (and, yes, it’s a matter of “side”). The “drop dead twice I won’t cooperate with your phony ‘ impeachment’ ” note is a sign that he has found somebody effective and on his side. So are the criminal indictments supposedly being prepared against ‘Russiagate’ conspirators.

    Right now, Trump either takes support where he can get it or he loses. And, as you say, so far that hasn’t meant serious betrayal of his base voters. As the fight intensifies, I suspect that his base voters will become more important rather than less. The crucial thing is that urban areas are not and will not be adequately funded to prevent considerable further deterioration.
    This faces Trump with a choice: does he depend on coalitions that must be severely hurt by inadequate funding, or does he depend on coalitions for which he can _increase_ payments by reducing the funding (and benefits) for urban areas?

    BTW, Trump’s withdrawal from the Syrian marches is apparently viewed as panicky flight by the Turks, who have encouraged removal of US forces with 155mm artillery rounds [1]. If Turkey really believes this, others in the Middle East will also. Local wars will break out in several areas as the US stops suppressing them.
    Might not have happened so quickly if the US hadn’t destabilized the Middle East, but, hey, what’s done is done. Any commentators qualified as weakly god-like or up are encouraged to change our timeline so that the destabilization didn’t happen.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-troops-can-fire-back-if-turkey-attacks-positions-again-pentagon-says

    • Replies: @Antares
  194. @Wally

    how about sticking to your area of expertise:

    pomo claptrap about the non-Holocaust.

    you silly Trumpaholic cuck.

  195. @Bill Jones

    Switzerland has strict banking laws that are rigorously enforced.

    But it takes money from crooks all over the world.

    Like I said, the system is clean in service of world corruption.

  196. Biff says:
    @Wally

    from your link:

    the top 20 percent who now pay 95 percent of all income taxes,

    This has been done to death. Income tax diversion is just selecting numbers to make your class war look better(or worse depending). BORING! and way off topic which is typical of a crusader. Shouldn’t you be looking for Jewish porn stars?

    • Replies: @Alden
  197. Hail says: • Website
    @Authenticjazzman

    You were born on this day in 1940?

    Happy birthday and many more to come, Mr. Authetnic Jazzman.

    • Agree: lavoisier
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  198. Alden says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    The Kurds need to settle down and admit they live in Turkey Syria Iraq Iran and are officially citizens of those countries. Those countries have a long tradition of many ethnicities religions and cultures living together under dictatorial regimes.

    They’re never going to get their own country. Turkey is a big prosperous country. But no country is going to play nice with a permanent revolutionary group that works with the Soviets Iran Americans post soviet Russians anyone to play revolution.

    There’s a big Kurdish province where most of the people are Kurds. There’s at least one hundred separate ethnic and religious groups in Turkey. A poster made a list recently.

    The Kurds aren’t poor and oppressed. They have their own province . They can stay there or move somewhere else. They’re not even fighting for their own country or a real revolution. They’re warriors who can’t adjust to modern times.

    No country should have to put up with a revolution. Kurds are major smugglers which reduces import taxes.

    I have no sympathy.

    Also Wizard, the entire media is hooting and hollering that we should send in the army to help the Kurds fight Turkey. The media is always wrong. If the media wants it it’s always bad.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  199. Alden says:
    @Biff

    Jeff Stryker is our resident expert on Jewish porn stars and porn

  200. Alden says:
    @TKK

    The VA refuses to give Vicodin because their position is that anyone who takes Vicodin becomes addicted unemployable and totally dis functional.

    As a substitute the VA gives them prescription level ibuprofen. It’s ok for 6 months or so. But long term use causes kidney failure and they need kidney transplants.

    Vicodin morphine and methadone work because they cut the pain impulses from the pain site to the brain. Unlike Benadryl alcohol marijuana NyQuil they don’t make you drowsy or groggy. They cut the pain impulse along the nerve so you can work and function normally.

    With these OTC meds that don’t work you can get disability because you can’t work because of pain.

    Anti pain killer is just another liberal cause like gay marriage transgender bathrooms green electricity.

    Nothing else works including medical marijuana or any OTC meds or alcohol.

  201. Antares says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Complete bullshit. Trump had an overwhelming fanbase. No one could have stopped him. The only thing that his supporters needed was a sign: now strike, now protest, now boycot.

    If he had closed the wall than the whole United States would have cheered and celebrated the event for the next four years. Or more probably eight. No one can stop that. No one can win from the majority that prevails in the army, in the police, in the White House and on street. But he didn’t do that!

    No, he called his dear buddy Netanyahu. Then he kissed Jareds ass a million times. From there on he hired the worst of the worst to surround him with.

    His friends reveal the real Donald Trump. And they all want to mass-immigrate your country.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  202. Philip Giraldi : ” Trump’s…strategy on Iran embraces Israel – first , Saudi – second and America – last perspective “

  203. @Anonymous

    IMHO your analysis is good for the current situation.
    – Trump’s base is pushing for more actual accomplishment.
    – Speech is heavily censored at present.

    This would have serious effect _if_
    a) Trump had a rival who appeared likely to accomplish more.
    b) The censorship of speech were less obvious and not coupled with both virulent racial hatred and proposed elimination of basic legal protections for Trump’s base.

    Even so, the effort could have serious effect with the passage of time _if_the current situation remained unchanged. Such stability is unlikely.

    * The financial condition of urban areas continues to deteriorate. Example: California’s PG&E failure, and the counterproductive policy of demonizing and suing PG&E is unlikely to rebuild the PG&E distribution grid. Turning off power and increasing PG&E demonization is all too close for comfort to cursing the darkness rather than lighting one candle. Example: The spreading practice of using homeless as a revenue base even at the cost of a public health problem while actively contributing to homelessness by construction prohibition (hence retaining a population of property owners that supports the current political establishment).

    * The Democratic leadership is fragmented, as opposed to each other as they are to Trump. They are clearly hostile to Whites and all that Whites do, but (for example) Black politicians want effectively all patronage positions in DNC permanent staff. This will (a) reduce the effectiveness of the DNC and (b) not sit well with Hispanic and West Asia / East Asia coalitions.

    * The US retreat from use of land expeditionary forces. However motivated (e.g. by Neocons or the Defense Industry or faeries from another dimension), US policy since Desert Storm has made deployment of US land expeditionary forces counterproductive. The Turkish shelling of US troops this past week [1] put the US on notice that a deployed US expeditionary force would henceforth be engaged by near peer professional military units, and that victory would require escalation to at least tactical nuclear weapons. Bluff? Now, probably yes. Several years from now? No.
    This leaves the US with USN expeditionary forces only. Good for keeping the sea lanes open, but not much more thanks to contemporary anti-aircraft and anti-ship missile systems.

    In short, the US is growing weaker in force projection (as it has previously become weaker in policy). As it weakens, US cities become a more attractive target. It’s easy to intensify a slide towards chaos, easier to attack a decaying infrastructure than a robust infrastructure. The strategic incentives will be to attack cities in order to (a) soak up money that might otherwise go to maintenance of US expeditionary forces and (b) intensify US policy degradation by inducing the political establishment to attempt defense of the indefensible, to divert yet more capital to the cities (hence degrade US capabilities) in an attempt to support constituencies (voting coalition members) that will, in fact, not be adequately supported by the fresh diversion.

    In other words, as the US expeditionary capability weakens, foreign entities will find it attractive to degrade US cities in order to further disorganized US politics. The Democrats are already proposing a national command economy, which would be very inefficient, are proposing significant degradation to military staffing and training (to produce more patronage jobs), and open borders. Given further degradation of urban areas, and more demands from their voting coalition members, these proposals and even more inefficient ones (e.g. direct measures against “people who think they are White”) that would effectively end US expeditionary capability and end repression of regional conflicts. It is thus in foreign interests to degrade US urban areas, and various foreign groups (such as Jihadists) have commented on that.

    Given such domestic instability, the measures you mentioned (skeptical base, propaganda) seem insufficient. Chaotic times bring forth directive leaders. More likely Trump and successors would find that their opposition represented urban voting blocks with negative economic productivity and with civil unrest capability restricted to further damage of urban areas and quite a few atrocities. This would effectively end the moral consensus behind urban groups, leaving Trump and successors as the only faction with governmental legitimacy.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Apparently the Turks dropped 155 MM shells on two sides (but not inside) a US military camp (called “bracketing”). For planning purposes, the 50% kill _radius_ is about 50M, with 50% casualties out to 150M radius. Casualties can result from blast overpressure in addition to injury by high velocity fragments. Bracketing would have been kind of loud inside the US camp; this was not a casual and harmless exercise. The Turks are just lucky they didn’t put a short round inside the camp, which would have produced overpressure casualties even in hasty shelters.

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  204. @sally

    Not a good argument.

    There’s a joke: “Anarchy isn’t very good, but it’s better than no government at all”.

    You are proposing rejection of the entire legitimacy of the US government back to 1776. You are proposing nothing to replace it. Nor is it likely that any one proposal would spontaneously emerge, given the current tension between urban and hinterland.

    Similar proposals were rife from the Counterculture of the late 1960s. They turned out to be smoke covering the transition to the current non-representational government, a transition that appears to be driven by the economic non-viability of urban areas that started in the early 1960s, and that has led to domestic impoverishment and lethal strife.

    It seems likely that the result of seriously considering your argument would have much the same effect as the late AD 1960s, except that it would clear the way for a straightforward US command economy (which several of the Democratic Presidential candidates propose).

    In short, nice try, but it’s an old trick. Doesn’t work anymore.

    Counterinsurgency

  205. @Antares

    Trump had an overwhelming fanbase. No one could have stopped him. The only thing that his supporters needed was a sign: now strike, now protest, now boycot.

    At that point, Trump wasn’t trying for a revolution. He was trying to make a deal with the existing political establishment, much as he had made one with the NYC establishment.

    As I wrote at the time, such a deal was impossible: the existing political establishment did not accept any terms short of Trump’s impeachment and conviction. They _might_ have accepted an immediate resignation and subsequent guilty plea by Trump for collusion with Russia.

    Trump thus made a major mistake when first in office: trying to reconcile the irreconcilable. However, Trump has turned this mistake into a strength. He was clearly trying for a compromise solution, and has been not only turned down but falsely accused. Under Anglo Saxon customs, that’s sufficient cause for counterattack. Trump now has more of the neutrals behind him than he would have had he tried for what amounts to a political revolution back when he was first in office.

    And that’s the game to date as I see it.

    Counterinsurgency

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  206. Bill says:
    @Richard P

    Agree. The one constant of Middle East conflict post-WWII is that Christians get genocided.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  207. @jack daniels

    Well thanking you kindly sir.

    AJM

  208. @Hail

    Yep Sunday 13, oct 1940, same day, different year, as the incredible Art Tatum.

    And thanking you kindly.

    AJM

  209. Richard P says:
    @Bill

    The one constant of Middle East conflict post-WWII is that Christians get genocided.

    It mostly certainly is. Christians comprised seven out of nine members of the Assad Administration. Christians founded Saddam’s Ba’ath Party. Gaddafi implemented Christian-like ideals throughout Libya. Christians have been gunned down by IDF snipers on almost a daily basis in Gaza. And only Putin and Assad have openly protected Christians in the Middle East since the resurgence of Salafi Jihadism.

    Here’s a couple of interesting articles that shed the truth on the aforementioned genocides.

    Gaddafi’s Last Speech Censored in the West

    https://europeansworldwide.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/gaddafis-last-speech-censored-in-the-west/

    Israel’s Yinon Plan, Saudi Wahhabism & US Wars: Arab Christians Pushed Into Mass Exodus

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-yinon-plan-christians/228409/

    • Agree: Bill
  210. Antares says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    I can’t agree but thanks for your explanation.

  211. Art says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    Are you now a Trump supporter?

    Yes – I am now supporting Trump. Hope it lasts.

    I am for peace and “bringing our troops home.” I think Trump has decided, that he wants to be reelected. I also believe that he does want to end these regime change wars.

    Ron Paul has a great video stating that Trump’s pullout of Syria – is a win win win win. It is a win for Syria, the Kurds, Turkey, and America. RP says that when the dust settles, they will all find peace.

    http://www.unz.com/video/ronpaullibertyreport_kurds-make-alliance-with-assad-victory-for-america-but-not-f/

    p.s. I also totally support Trump on Ukrainegate. Brennen, Clapper, Comey, Dems, Jews, and MSM must not win – Period.

    • Replies: @Art
  212. Alden says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    I created a slogan for a real solution to the homeless problem.

    Construction, not counseling consulting and coordinating. Pass it on.

    City of Los Angeles allocated 1.2 billion 3 years ago to build housing for homeless. Result? not one single unit built. Every year Seattle and San Francisco spend more and more in homeless counselors consultants and coordinators. Every year homeless population increases. San Francisco homeless are spreading out to the suburbs

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  213. @Alden

    You know your stuff.
    I agree 100%.
    I was actually prescribed Vicodin (hydrocodone to be technical) for an abscessed tooth back in 2001. It is a very strange painkiller. You still feel the pain but can experience intense euphoria simultaneously. That makes it a lousy painkiller that is also very addictive!
    Long acting Oxycodone was an improvement. It’s too bad they misrepresented the data on a graph. Doctors accepted it as a magic bullet, overprescribed it and the rest is history.

    We have the Germans to thank for all these painkillers including methadone.

    In countries like Iran they just prescribe Opium for chronic pain. The person can function. They build tolerance over time and need more. Western doctors don’t seem to get this. Hopefully they will.
    Heroin and fentanyl are the real culprits in the so called ‘opiod crisis’.

    • Replies: @Alden
  214. Art says:
    @Art

    Are you now a Trump supporter?

    Yes – I am now supporting Trump. Hope it lasts.

    I am for peace and “bringing our troops home.” I think Trump has decided, that he wants to be reelected. I also believe that he does want to end these regime change wars.

    Just in — Do I have egg on my face – Trump is leaving 1,000 troops in Syria.

    The Jews win again – they own the gentile suck-ups – they drag us right back into war – bastards.

    Do No Harm — Art

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  215. Ace says:
    @Autistic Servant

    I have no idea what your point about Ann is.

  216. @Art

    Just in — Do I have egg on my face – Trump is leaving 1,000 troops in Syria.

    I wouldn’t jump to conclusions solely based on that fact. The decision to withdraw from the Turkish/Kurdish conflict is momentously significant, but can’t happen overnight. Nonetheless, one swallow does not summer make, and I will be watching how events unfold before running to his side again.

    15 world events of the last couple of months that are very encouraging:

    1. The imminent indictment of Netanyahu
    2. The failure of Pelosi/Schiff to make Russiagate stick
    3. The stupid bid to impeach Trump – this assures his re-election
    4. The firing of Bolton, with hints that Pompeo will follow
    5. The Biden fiasco
    6. Hillary appears to be running for the presidency again. Booed in town hall for Libya fuckup.
    7. UAE making kissy face to Iran
    8. KSA realizes US can’t protect it. Yemen war will soon end.
    9. Syria will soon be whole again. Golan Heights will come under attack early next year
    10. Israel’s false flag on the Iranian tanker is a clue to its desperation.
    11. The reality check for the Kurds about their pals US/Israel -and their own treasonous stupidity.
    12. Deep in the bowels of the MIC, I think the USG is realizing that it can’t win wars anymore
    13. The USG realizes that sanctions are useless and makes the sanctioned nation more self-sufficient
    14. Antiwar voices like that of Tulsi Gabbard are increasingly resonating with the US public

    And the single most encouraging event:

    15. The Internet is overwhelming the jewish media with awakened Americans. The trajectory is set.

    So, rejoice all! Our time is coming!

    • Agree: Richard P
  217. @Alden

    San Francisco homeless are spreading out to the suburbs

    Yes, they are. My Marin County town has been infiltrated with transients this year, with frequent reports of petty thefts and suspicious individuals loitering. It is only a matter of time before shanty tent villages start to erect themselves here and we get the distinct pleasure of stepping into feces as in the city.

    • Replies: @Inque
  218. @Antares

    You’re welcome.

    You just might be right about Trump, obviously I don’t know. Usually I’ve been too optimistic. The only thing I’m sure of is that the cities are uneconomic, and cannot be made economic within current human lifetimes. There will be differing fortunes of the various sides, but the cities are on their way out [1]. Trump finds himself on the side of whatever will replace them. Whether he will take full advantage of that clearly, as you point out, remains to be seen.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Surprisingly enough, the obsolescence of cities was conventional wisdom during the 1950s, when the US government was trying to disperse assets to make the US less vulnerable to nuclear attack. Back then, before bulk production of nuclear weapons made the idea implausible, it was thought that in a “broken back” war, in which nuclear attack had not proven decisive but had made further production of nuclear weapons impossible, the a dispersed industry could prove decisive. Abandoned cities were a fairly common theme in science fiction back in the 50s and early 60s, and I suspect (without evidence) that dispersion of industrial targets was a reason for the Interstate and the rapid construction of industrial sites in rural areas.
    And then the cities did become economically sterile and the idea suddenly vanished from public discourse.

  219. @Art

    Great words–but we have troops in something like one hundred countries at this point.

    It looks like we just sent more troops to Saudi Arabia than we removed from Syria.

    Most of the missions are secret.

    The military industrial complex is pigs at the trough, and they are feeding very well.

    Trump inherited it, but he has not fixed it.

    The Democrats would just make it worse.

    The Empire will get bloated until it collapses.

    • Replies: @Richard P
    , @Art
  220. @Antares

    Right. As the cities’ capital goods reach end of life their impoverished populations are fleeing. Suburbs aren’t built to provide security from a large homeless population, so bad things will happen.

    Counterinsurgency

  221. @Alden

    My original point was just that the decision to pull out a handful of troops and give the green light to Turkey to kill Kurds (and anyone travelling near them) in Syria was a big warning (reminder) to US allies not to trust the US. I may be proved wrong if the deal done by the Kurds with the Assad regime and Russia works out well for them – and it can be said that the President expected it.

    I don’t tead/hear the media braying for an attack on the Turks though I can see why they might advocate maintaing the peace by the mere presence of 2000 troops.

    You seem to know a lot about the Kurds. I was unaware that “they have their own province” in Turkey apart from most being congregated in the SE. What problem do you see with their de facto province of Iraq becoming independent?

    You give some reasons to think of the Kurds (or some significant element) as somewhat primitive compared to, say, urban Turks. A fact that, if true, is consistent with that, is that their fertility is much higher than that of the Turks, threatening indeed the balance of males of military age in the forseeable future.

    • Replies: @Alden
  222. Alden says:
    @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    I never felt euphoric at all. The pain just disappeared . Well, I was also on a methadone and morphine drip for 2 months in the hospital. And morphine methadone and Vicodin pills for more months in the hospital. But I was anxious miserable paranoid grouchy and angry the whole time, not euphoric or normally unhappy.

    I have about 100 each methadone and morphine pills and about 400 Vicodins. I only take them as needed which is almost never. That’s why I have so many. Never had a problem with Drs. He suggested the methadone and morphine.

    Being a cynic, I never believe anything in the media. Personal opinion about the White trash opioid epidemic is that it’s just another attack on White people because they’re White.

    No one writes anything about the cocaine, amyl nitrate , Thai stick and super strong weed using lawyers financial people gays and the entire entertainment industry. Just the White trash in painkillers

  223. Alden says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    The Kurdish areas will never become independent. They should stay where they are and not cultivate allies for their ridiculous revolutions. They’re like Afghanis. If they didn’t have other people’s to fight they’d have wars among themselves.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  224. Richard P says:
    @Justvisiting

    Great words–but we have troops in something like one hundred countries at this point.

    The US spends 2.7 billion dollars per day to prop up the military with more than 800 bases in over 70 countries.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  225. @Richard P

    The US spends 2.7 billion dollars per day to prop up the military with more than 800 bases in over 70 countries.

    And the result, until the USSR fell and the Clinton administration intervened in the Kosovo affair, was stability throughout the West. The Asian Tigers developed. China’s energies were not (in general, excepting Tibet, support for N. Korea, and the Vietnam invasion fiasco) diverted to pointless invasions of their neighbors. Globalism, and the ability of the planet to support 7 billion people, required the Pax Americana. It was expensive to the US — it arguably destroyed US society by providing the tribute and migrant groups needed to support economically unproductive cities after c.a. AD 1965 [1] — but it provided the world with a long interval of relative peace.

    That’s all going now. You’ll miss it when it’s gone, because its absence won’t miss you.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] And took out more of my friends and relations than I really like thinking about.

  226. The various people complaining about what Trump’s not done – what’s your alternative candidate?

    Yes, Trump’s performance so far (and the Brexit shenanigans in UK) is showing a lot of people that, contra what we were taught, power doesn’t necessarily come by winning a vote – but Trump, flawed as he is, is still a million times better than HRC – the US would be in Damascus, Tehran and Donets if she’d won, and lord knows what her domestic policy would have been like.

    Trump may have been his own worst enemy, but he is the only possible 2020 candidate, only this time his most effective media guerrillas will be banned from social media. The last thing he needs is stay-at-homes.

    • Agree: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @Richard P
  227. Art says:
    @Justvisiting

    Trump inherited it (the MIC), but he has not fixed it.

    If Trump can survive Ukrainegate and the 2020 election – he could take on the MIC.

    Right now, he has the gonads but not the power – 2020 could change that.

    • Agree: Richard P
    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  228. Richard P says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Merlin Miller of the American Freedom Party.

    http://merlinmiller.com/merlins-bio/

    but Trump, flawed as he is, is still a million times better than HRC

    There’s no doubt about that.

  229. @Alden

    What revolution? I ask because I have never heard the Kurda’ struggles described as revolutionary. That word suggeations that they want ro ov we throw some political order and replace it wholesale with another when, as far as I know, Kurds have no interest in Baghdad or Ankara.

  230. @Harold Smith

    If nukes launch* Harold, your problems are over. Why worry?

    * As long as it wasn’t your fault.

  231. @Twodees Partain

    I would be happy if he took real action. Or pompous pompeo did.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  232. Anonymous[300] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump’s error, because he can be a real idiot and impetuous, was in getting bamboozled by Turkish President Erdogan.

    Then again, most American presidents have been bamboozled by Turkey because the Turks act like nutcases (like North Korea) and so the US and the meek Western powers back off and let the spoiled brat (Turkey) have its way.

    It has been like this for over 100 years.

    Turkey has also supported ISIS, as have the Saudis and Qatar.

  233. @Sick of Orcs

    So would I. The way Trump listens to his appointees puts him in danger of contracting a certain strain of AIDS; it’s called “Hearing AIDS”. The victim catches it by listening to assholes.

  234. jasmin says:

    Trump’s greatest triumph was to give a voice back to the real Americans, those who do the right thing, go to work everyday, pay their taxes, do not commit criminal acts, and are not constantly wailing and whining and demanding something from the government.

    In standing up for the average American and defying the Deep State that supports globalism, open borders, perpetual wars, the outsourcing of American jobs, and the financialization of the economy, Trump is a true profile in courage.

    By beating Hillary, the establishment candidate, Trump made it known to real Americans that they have a voice.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  235. @Art

    I am not convinced by the “single man” theory of history–and do not believe an election or a single man can take out the MIC.

    Eisenhower’s amazing farewell address explained it well–quote below. These are systemic problems that have developed since Eisenhower’s time. The sociopaths have risen to the top of all major institutions (.gov, corporate, academic, professional associations, non-profit, mass media) and they will not relinquish their power willingly.

    If that makes me “black pill”, then I accept the label.
    —-
    “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

    Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

    In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

    Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

    The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite.”

  236. Trump made it known to real Americans that they have a voice.

    That’s right! I hadn’t realized it before, but that’s Trump’s major accomplishment. Whether Trump prevails or not, he’s going to be remembered by the European descended American population in much the same way that JFK has been remembered by Democrats. Either as a turning point, or as what might have been and what could be again.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Richard P
  237. Richard P says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Whether Trump prevails or not, he’s going to be remembered by the European descended American population in much the same way that JFK has been remembered by Democrats.

    And that’s the beauty of National Populism. The movement shook the world and has been a catalyst for tremendous change. Perhaps the aforementioned change wasn’t as much as we desired in the United States, but Trump inspired Europe — and he was the driving force for an incredible wave of Populist revolt.

  238. Richard P says:
    @jasmin

    In standing up for the average American and defying the Deep State that supports globalism, open borders, perpetual wars, the outsourcing of American jobs, and the financialization of the economy, Trump is a true profile in courage.

    Indeed. I suggest reading National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin. This is an exceptional book that articulately details the aggravating factors that ultimately created an environment ripe for National Populism — both in the United States and throughout Europe.

  239. AceDeuce says:
    @jack daniels

    The OP mentioned judges. When I said “all of them”, I meant “ALL of them”, no matter their occupation or position or wealth.

  240. JamesinNM says:

    Pray for Christ’s return and the destruction of all evil.

  241. I hate to break it you you, but the border is open now, and nothing is being done about it. Three years, and all he has to show for his presidency is a hand full of half measures that could just as easily be reversed. Granted, he cancelled TPP and cut funding to the “moderate” rebels, however those “achievements” pale in comparison to how much ground the left has taken during his tenure. The DoJ has allowed gross miscarriages of justice, from the two Proud Boys sentenced in NYC, to James Younger in Texas. Trumps fan base can get assaulted outside his own rallies, and nothing is done about it. At what point do you realize the guy either doesn’t care, doesn’t have the balls to do anything, or was controlled opposition the whole time?

    If Trump gets re-elected the only thing he will do is start a war with Iran. At that point he would have nothing to lose, and nothing to gain, except some good goy points from Bibi.

  242. Inque says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    So burn the tent villages down. Chase the filth out of town. People need to get together and fight back. Tight vigilante groups that cover for one another.

  243. Maybe I don’t understand something since I am non-US citizen, but don’t you have this option of “write-in” candidate? If you think that Trump is not good enough, why not just a grassroot campaign to write in someone? I always wonder why it never works nowadays…. Besides, personally, I really hate the narration of “your vote lost due to voting on a minor candidate”. It is very demoralizing, and anti-democratic too. Therefore, write in!
    The “write-in candidate” mechanims was already used in ancient Athens during ostracism procedure… very interesting procedure, could be very useful today, as a kind of un-election; for example, the presidential elections could be organized as voting against, the winner would be one who would get the smallest number of negative votes. Such a procedure would automatically increase chances of less-known candidates (I suppose both Clinton and Trump would be thrown out) and thus ensure greater rotation at the helm, since it would follow the natural order of things, which is that “power demoralizes”. The current order of voting, which is voting upon the question who is the most virtuous one, is completely crazy, actually. The voting upon the question who is the least disliked one would be much more realistic.

    There are many more democratic procedures than just voting for your representatives, and all of them were tried in ancient Athens. Positive voting, negative voting (ostracism), election by lot, census voting, collegial presidency, single presidency, all kinds of office rotation – all that already was. In-depth study of Athenian democracy, like Hansen’s should be a mandatory lecture in any serious democracy. Learn!

    https://www.amazon.com/Athenian-Democracy-Age-Demosthenes-BCPaperbacks/dp/1853995851

    At the moment US is oligarchy. Looking back to the ancients, the simplest way to restore balance would be proscriptions, Sulla-style; a temporary (i.e. constitutional) dictator simply declares certain names as “enemies of the people” and removes them, thus sidestepping judical system. Unfortuantely, I cannot find any example of tyranny, however defined, which would be removed by judical powers only. For proscriptions, a dictator needs only the full support of the army, and some part of the civil administration. The “sealed indictments” idea is actually the proscription idea as it suggests that the list of names to be removed has already been made. So who knows. At least the creator of this idea KNOWS that this is the only realistic way forward. Whether it will be done, is another matter. But the recipe is known. Think about it. Especially if you are a soldier – unlike most of other citizens, soldiers will have to choose. And choosing may mean dying. So if you do not like choosing, maybe it is a time to leave the army.

    If “write-in” does not appeal to you, please remember that in the former communist bloc the electoral gauge of social support for the goverment wasn’t a winner (of course already known), but the number of invalid votes, as resistance against powers used to be mainly passive there. And I have a friend who until today always submits an invalid vote as a protest….

    Anyway, I think that US presidentials are set-up due to the pre-arranged black-white opposition. It was Hillary that made Trump the winner, it will be Harris or Warren or Clinton, again, who will confront Trump as his Jungian shadow in a year. For exactly this reason, I expect neither Bernie Sanders nor Tulsi Gabbard to become an official Democratic candidate, unless ,of course, Trump somehow disappears from the elections (then a new opposition will be needed). Nevertheless, it would be Tulsi or Bern (during the last election some even wanted Berni to become a Trump vicepresident) who could take away Trump votes; and the rest of Democratic voters still would vote for them, exactly for the reasons why alt-right will again vote for Trump – there is no one else to vote for (or so they think/are made to think).

    The Nazi propganda chief, Goebbels wrote something like that: Right and wrong, true or false, are not important things; the only important thing is whether the public WILL UNDERSTAND.

    So the issues will be framed in order to be simplified for public consumption. Clinton vs Trump was a simple choice, Sanders vs Trump would have been less so.

  244. HEREDOT says:
    @Anon

    Approved by dozens of articles that the Kurds are the servants of Israel, are you ashamed now?

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